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Auction 151, Lot 512

"Plan de la Ville et Fauxbourgs de Paris...", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1745 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.1 x 19.4 inches
63.8 x 49.3 cm

This densely detailed plan of Paris and its surroundings centers on the Seine. The city is laid out in a grid, with an extensive key on the sides identifying what lies within each cell. Among the notable locations shown are the Pont Neuf, Notre-Dame, the Bastille, the Louvre, the Tuileries Palace, the Sorbonne, and much more. This is a later edition updated to include the imprint of Philippe Buache, Delisle's son-in-law. Engraved by Des Rosiers.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.DEL-1h #22.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with original outline color, light soiling, and a few small rust spots.

Estimate: $325 - $425

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/19/2014