Diderot, the French Encyclopedist, included in his vast work this chart of the Bengali alphabet

Source: ebay, June 2004

"ORIGINAL DOUBLE 1785 Plate 18 from DIDEROT'S ENCYCLOPEDIA, "ALPHABETS, BENGALE." The entire encyclopedia was published between 1751 and 1772, and comprised 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates."

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