Auction 116, Lot 547

"[Lot of 2] Western Division of Paris. [and] Eastern Division of Paris", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: France, Paris

Period: 1834 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.3 x 15.3 inches
28.7 x 38.9 cm

Precisely engraved pair of steel plate plans of Paris that show the entire city in remarkable detail. Along the bottom are a total of 24 elevation views of important structures of the city. Scores of buildings and all major roads and boulevards are named. Original coloring highlights the rivers, major boulevards and parks. This map was issued just four years after the revolution that removed King Charles X and brought to the throne the Duke of Orleans, who ruled as King Louis-Philippe. Unjoined, as issued with each measuring as noted above.

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Condition: A

Lovely age toning and no major flaws.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/20/2006

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