The environs of Paris

By SENEX, John and MAXWELL, John, 1713 
£450
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A Map of the Provostship and Vicounty of Paris Drawn from a great number of particular Memoirs made according to the Observations of the Royal Academy of Sciences by G. Delisle of the same Academy.

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  • Author: SENEX, John and MAXWELL, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: John Senex and John Maxwell
  • Publication date: 1713.
  • Dimensions: 485 by 620mm. (19 by 24.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 10892

Notes

A map showing Paris and the surrounding area under its jurisdiction, based on the work of the French cartographer Guillaume Delisle (1675–1726), the leading mapmaker of his time. France and Britain had recently signed a truce after the end of the War of the Spanish Succession, sealed by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. France was still under the absolute rule of Louis XIV, the Sun King’; he would die in 1715, two years after this map was published. Visible to the left of Paris are the enormous cruciform canals created as part of the ornamental gardens at Versailles, the chateau Louis began building in 1682 which moved the seat of royal power outside Paris for the next century. 

Bibliography

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    • Shirley, Rodney. (2004). Maps in the Atlases of the British Library: A descriptive catalogue cAD850 to 1800. London: British Library. 2 vols.