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Auction archive: Lot number 292

France.- Paris.- Turgot (Michel Etienne) Plan de Paris, engraved maps, contemporary red morocco, gilt, Paris, 1739.

Estimate
£10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,783 - US$19,175
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 292

France.- Paris.- Turgot (Michel Etienne) Plan de Paris, engraved maps, contemporary red morocco, gilt, Paris, 1739.

Estimate
£10,000 - £15,000
ca. US$12,783 - US$19,175
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

France.- Paris.- Turgot (Michel Etienne) Plan de Paris, engraved throughout with folding key map and 20 detailed maps by Claude Lucas after Louis Bretez on thick laid paper, all double-page and mounted on stubs, maps 18 & 19 joined and folding incorporating title in elaborate cartouche, some light soiling (mostly marginal) and very sporadic spotting, a few plates lightly browned, occasional water-staining to margins, a few minor tears to lower edge (mostly marginal but just extending into image of a couple), plate 14 lacking tip at lower outer left corner not affecting plate, handsome contemporary red morocco with central gilt arms of the city of Paris on both boards and decorative gilt borders with fleur-de-lys corner-pieces, attributed to the Padeloup bindery, spine gilt in compartments with fleurs-de-lys & stars and nine raised bands, tan morocco label, inner gilt dentelles, g.e., a little rubbed, a few small stains to lower cover, unobtrusive wormhole to lower joint and foot of spine, some discreet repairs to joints, spine ends and two corners, [Berlin Kat. 2506; Cohen-de Ricci 807; Millard, French 39], large folio, Paris, [c.1739]. ⁂ Turgot's magnificent plan of Paris in its deluxe binding of red morocco, intended for the court and other dignitaries. It comprises twenty sheets forming a single birds-eye plan within a decorative engraved border, measuring approximately 2.5 x 3.2 metres. The extraordinary detail provides a fascinating guide to the city prior to its development by Haussmann in the 19th century.

Auction archive: Lot number 292
Auction:
Datum:
29 Nov 2018
Auction house:
Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
Beschreibung:

France.- Paris.- Turgot (Michel Etienne) Plan de Paris, engraved throughout with folding key map and 20 detailed maps by Claude Lucas after Louis Bretez on thick laid paper, all double-page and mounted on stubs, maps 18 & 19 joined and folding incorporating title in elaborate cartouche, some light soiling (mostly marginal) and very sporadic spotting, a few plates lightly browned, occasional water-staining to margins, a few minor tears to lower edge (mostly marginal but just extending into image of a couple), plate 14 lacking tip at lower outer left corner not affecting plate, handsome contemporary red morocco with central gilt arms of the city of Paris on both boards and decorative gilt borders with fleur-de-lys corner-pieces, attributed to the Padeloup bindery, spine gilt in compartments with fleurs-de-lys & stars and nine raised bands, tan morocco label, inner gilt dentelles, g.e., a little rubbed, a few small stains to lower cover, unobtrusive wormhole to lower joint and foot of spine, some discreet repairs to joints, spine ends and two corners, [Berlin Kat. 2506; Cohen-de Ricci 807; Millard, French 39], large folio, Paris, [c.1739]. ⁂ Turgot's magnificent plan of Paris in its deluxe binding of red morocco, intended for the court and other dignitaries. It comprises twenty sheets forming a single birds-eye plan within a decorative engraved border, measuring approximately 2.5 x 3.2 metres. The extraordinary detail provides a fascinating guide to the city prior to its development by Haussmann in the 19th century.

Auction archive: Lot number 292
Auction:
Datum:
29 Nov 2018
Auction house:
Forum Auctions
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7871 2640
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