Auction 157, Lot 515

Stunning Oversized Plan of Paris

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

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

29.4 x 21.9 inches
74.7 x 55.6 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

Issued folding, now pressed and professionally backed with tissue to repair several short fold separations. There is a small abrasion in the compass rose at top right. A clean and bright example with attractive color.

Estimate: $2,750 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 5/4/2016