"Nouveau Plan Routier de la Ville et Fauxbourgs de Paris", Esnauts & Rapilly
Subject: Paris, France
Period: 1788 (dated)
Color: Black & White
31 x 21.5 inches
78.7 x 54.6 cm
This large case map of Paris shows the city center and is highly detailed with all streets and boulevards located and named. Many important buildings are drawn and named on the map. The index at sides and locates approximately 1,000 additional buildings including theatres, hospitals, churches, colleges, etc. The index also locates on the map major streets using a grid index. Several insets detail Versailles, an overall all plan of the city, two floor plans of theaters and a plan of the area around the Louvre. The radical upheavals of the French Revolution would begin in the year following the publication of this map. The map is segmented and mounted on original linen. The original case is in orange paper over board with extensive tooling and gilt. The black leather label on front is also tooled and has gilt title.
Map has one spot at lower left, otherwise a very nice example with no splits in linen between segments. The case has shelf wear with a little loss at bottom edge and top of spine.