Auction 159, Lot 462

"Plan Pittoresque de la Ville de Paris", Vuillemin, Alexander A.

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
42.9 x 32.6 inches
109 x 82.8 cm

This large and elegant steel-engraved plan of Paris features vignettes of various attractions, including the Louvre, Place Vendome, Arc de Triomphe, and Tuileries Palace. A table running the length of the map at bottom lists the streets of Paris in alphabetical order. There is another table at bottom left that locates a number of Parisian institutions such as hospitals, museums, and prisons and details the breakdown of the city's arrondissements and quarters. Engraved by Benard. The map is dissected into 32 segments and laid on linen.

References:

Condition: B

A nice impression with light soiling and scattered foxing, a small damp stain to the right of Champs-Elysees, and a small abrasion near center. There are a few worm holes and tracks in the linen.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016

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