French engraver and illustrator / 1673-1733 / son of a well-known copperplate engraver in Paris / 1697-98 in the Netherlands as a book illustrator / 1710 relocated via Anvers and Brussels to the Netherlands / 1712 in Amsterdam, married the daughter of a Reformed paper merchant, converted to Calvinism / 1720-37 publication of his massive work Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous le peuples du monde / following Bayle the first encyclopedic work on the ethnology of religion / 1738-39 published in an expanded German version by his Zurich student David Herrliberger (1697-1777)