Auction 156, Lot 493

"Cinquieme Plan de la Ville de Paris son Accroissement, et sa Quatrieme Cloture Commancee sous Charles V l'An 1367...", Danet, Guillaume

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1724 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.8 x 8.6 inches
32.5 x 21.8 cm

This uncommon small plan shows the development of Paris and the surrounding countryside during the reign of Charles V and his successor Charles VI in the latter half of the 14th century. During this period major improvements in the defensive system of Paris were undertaken including the third wall on the north side of the city. There was considerable growth on the north side within this new wall and on the south side, outside the walls. The plan features an extensive key at left that is divided into three sections identifying sites of interest related to both the city and university. A drape-style title cartouche appears at top right, while cartouches in the bottom corners credit the map's creator (left) and encase the distance scales (right). The composition is completed by a compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis at top left.

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Condition: A

Pleasant light toning with two tiny tears confined to the left blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016

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