Auction 153, Lot 503

Stunning Oversized Plan of Paris

"Le Plan de Paris, ses Faubourgs et ses Environs... / Platte Grond van Parys, zyn Voorburgen en Om Leggende Plaatse", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

29.6 x 22.1 inches
75.2 x 56.1 cm

This large-scale plan of Paris also depicts its surrounding faubourgs and environs, and is based on the work of Nicolas de Fer. A lettered key names and locates 23 important buildings. Streets, churches, palaces, gardens, boat yards, orchards, hotels and much more are depicted on this superb plan. This fully engraved and handsome chart is further embellished with a large city coat of arms, a very nice compass rose, and four distance scales. Title above map is in both French and Dutch. Printed on two sheets, joined.


Condition: A

Fine impression with superb color and a few tiny worm holes. Issued folding with two tiny holes at fold intersections, and a 2" tear at a fold intersection that has been expertly and seamlessly repaired.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $3,500

Closed on 5/20/2015