Jules-Descartes Férat (1819–1889?) was a French artist and illustrator, famous for his portrayals of factories and their workers.
He illustrated the books of many known authors, such as Jules Verne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Victor Hugo. Some critics[who?] consider his illustrations for Jules Verne's novel The Mysterious Island to be his greatest masterpieces. He also contributed to the illustrated press including L'Illustration and L'Univers Illustré.
Books illustrated by Férat
- (1871) A Floating City, 44 illustration
- (1872) The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa, 53 illustrations
- (1873) The Fur Country, 103 illustrations (with Alfred Quesnay de Beaurépaire)
- (1875) The Mysterious Island, 152 illustrations
- (1876) Michael Strogoff, 91 illustrations
- (1877) The Child of the Cavern, 45 illustrations
- short stories
- (1871) The Blockade Runners, 17 illustrations
- (1875) Martin Paz, 9 illustrations
- (1876) A Drama in Mexico, 6 illustrations
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