Auction 123, Lot 537

"Sixieme Plan de la Ville de Paris, et ses Accroissements, depuis le commencement du Regne de Charles VII, l'an 1422, jusqu'a la fin Regne d'Henry III l'an 1589", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: Traite de la police

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18 inches
54.6 x 45.7 cm

Very attractive and uncommon plan of the city with excellent detail of the surrounding countryside. The plan was intended to show the development of Paris, and uses a series of dotted lines to show the location of the city's northern walls at earlier times, during 1422 and 1589. A legend surrounded with the accoutrements of war at lower left lists churches, schools, hospitals, hotels, and other important landmarks. One of eight plans from Nicolas Delamare's Traite de la police, a well known treatise on city administration. Drawn and engraved by A. Coquart (1668-1707).

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Condition: B+

A dark impression with faded original color. The sheet has been professionally remargined all round with a few lines of facsimile in the lower neatline.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/20/2008

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