Auction 159, Lot 461

"Plan de Paris ou l'on voit l'Inondation tant Exterieure que Souterraine Arrivee au Mois de Decembre 1740...", Buache, Philip

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1741 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.2 x 8.3 inches
28.4 x 21.1 cm

This unusual little plan of Paris shows the city after the floods crested on Christmas Day, December 25, 1740. The lightly shaded portions of the map indicate those areas that were under water. A table at lower left identifies 13 important sites in the city and are keyed to the map (all of which are under water). Engraved by "G.D."


Condition: A

A dark impression on a mostly clean sheet with faint offsetting. Issued folding.

Estimate: $180 - $220


Closed on 9/14/2016