Auction 162, Lot 488

"Le Plan de Paris ses Faubourgs et ses Environs... / Grund-Riss der Stadt Paris...", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19.5 inches
57.7 x 49.5 cm

This finely detailed plan of Paris also depicts its surrounding faubourgs and environs. A long note at lower right explains that Paris is divided into three parts, namely the City, the Town, and the University. 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 three distance scales.

References:

Condition: B+

There are a few light spots, a printer's crease near the center and an extraneous crease at right, and faint damp stains at top. Short centerfold separations at top and bottom that have been closed on verso with old paper. In the blank margins there are two small holes and some soiling.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $500

Closed on 4/26/2017

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