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Auction 158, Lot 299

"Les Environs de Paris Dresses et Dedies a Monseigneur le Dauphin par son Tres-Humble Serviteur", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1690 (dated)


Color: Black & White

29.8 x 20.8 inches
75.7 x 52.8 cm
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This handsomely engraved map illustrates the area surrounding Paris, which is depicted by a bird's-eye plan. Hundreds of towns are identified, along with churches, abbeys, and wind and water mills. Versailles with its gardens is shown walled off from the rest of the countryside. Several other important parks and forests around Paris are noted, including the Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne. A drape-style cartouche at top right contains the distance scale, publisher's imprint, and a note that the map includes more than 700 locations more than the previous edition of the map.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light soiling and a few stains. Issued folding with several misfolds and a short tear at bottom that has been archivally repaired. There are a few tiny worm holes, the largest of which has been professionally infilled.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 6/22/2016