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Large plan of mid-eighteenth century Paris

Title
Plan de la Ville de Paris et de ses Faubourgs.
Author
JAILLOT, Bernard-Antoine
Publisher
Jaillot,
Publication place
Paris,
Publication date
1748 Corrige et Augmente 1765.
Dimensions
1000 by 1520mm. (39.25 by 59.75 inches).
Price
£2,500
Reference
12189

Description

Large engraved plan on four sheets.

Notes

Large and detailed wall map of mid-eighteenth century Paris.

The plan is flanked by a huge index to the plan, listing roads, public buildings, bridges, fountains, chapels, convents, monasteries, hospitals, royal palaces, and other places of note. To the upper left is an elaborate title cartouche; to the bottom corners are a map of the environs of Paris, and a map of France by Jaillot; to the upper right is a key, scale bar, and an explanation of how to use the grid to find places of interest.

Bibliography

Boutier 240 state D.