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