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Lot 1106: FRANCE -- PARIS -- BRETEZ, L. Plan de Paris commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

16 November 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: FRANCE -- PARIS -- BRETEZ, L. Plan de Paris commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire M.E. Turgot, (e.a.). Achevé de graver en 1739. (Paris), 1739. Very large perspective plan of Paris consisting of 1 fold. double-p. index chart and 20 engr. sheets - numbered 1-20 - (sheets 18 and 19 joined together to form 1 lge-fold. sheet), engr. by Claude Lucas. Lge-fol. Cont. full red mor., w. gilt coat of arms of Paris centred on both sides, gilt floral border w. i.a. flower-de-luce decoration, spine raised in 10 compartments also w. gilt flower-de-luce decoration, inside dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. (Binding in almost impeccable condition apart from some minor blemishes, sheets 3 & 10 w. small (marginal) tear, sheet 14 w. tear running into image, plans a bit age-toned as usual, but in all in very good interior condition). The very detailed individual plans form - when joined together - a magnificent bird's eye view plan of 18th c. Paris (total format 250 x 320 cm.!). Published i.a. by order of Michel Etienne Turgot (1690-1751), magistrate of Paris and responsible for several 'grands travaux' in the city. In fine condition and in a beautiful (publisher's?) binding (Cohen/De R., p. 807 ("se rencontre assez souvent en maroquin rouge de Padeloup aux armes de Louis XV et de la Ville de Paris."). Sander, 1570; Graesse I, p. 529; NBG 45, 716.
Estimated Price: € 9000

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