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Auction 164, Lot 526

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

29.6 x 22.3 inches
75.2 x 56.6 cm

This large-scale plan of Paris also depicts its surrounding faubourgs and environs, and is based on the work of Nicolas de Fer, who is credited in the title. 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: B+

A sharp impression and attractive old color, issued folding, with archival repairs to several fold separations along the bottom fold. Minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,300

Sold for: $2,100

Closed on 9/13/2017