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Auction 165, Lot 493

"Huitieme Plan de Paris Divise en Ses Vingt Quartiers", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 17.7 inches
55.4 x 45 cm
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This bird's-eye plan of Paris shows the city at the beginning of the 18th century. This plan was first published in an historical atlas that included 8 plans of the city depicting its growth from pre-Roman times to 1705. This is the last of the plans in the series, showing the "modern" city divided into 20 districts with streets labeled, individual buildings identified, and meticulous gardens depicted. A cartouche at bottom right describes the city and its growth, while a counter-balancing cartouche at bottom left lists the 20 districts. De Fer's plans of Paris were so popular that they were also issued separately.


Condition: B

A nice impression with attractive color, light soiling, and two 1/2" tears near the top of the cartouche at bottom left that have been closed on verso with paper tape. Trimmed to the neatline all around, with remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/15/2017