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Auction archive: Lot number 170

MANUSCRIPT -- NORMANDY]. [FOUCAULT, NICOLAS JOSEPH]. "Mmoire sur la gnralit de Caen". [Caen, ca. 1697]. 811 pages, 4to, plus 8 leaves of notes and later manuscript tables at end, written in two secretarial hands, footnotes and marginal notes added in...

Auction 19.04.1999
19 Apr 1999
Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$3,680
Auction archive: Lot number 170

MANUSCRIPT -- NORMANDY]. [FOUCAULT, NICOLAS JOSEPH]. "Mmoire sur la gnralit de Caen". [Caen, ca. 1697]. 811 pages, 4to, plus 8 leaves of notes and later manuscript tables at end, written in two secretarial hands, footnotes and marginal notes added in...

Auction 19.04.1999
19 Apr 1999
Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$3,680
Beschreibung:

MANUSCRIPT -- NORMANDY]. [FOUCAULT, NICOLAS JOSEPH]. "Mmoire sur la gnralit de Caen". [Caen, ca. 1697]. 811 pages, 4to, plus 8 leaves of notes and later manuscript tables at end, written in two secretarial hands, footnotes and marginal notes added in the 18th century, 19th-century vellum, occasional dampstaining. An unpublished report on the Caen and the surrounding region, written at the behest of Nicolas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721), one of the most enlightened administrators to serve under the Roi-Soleil. After serving in Southwest and Central France as intendant , or senior administrator, successively of Montauban, Pau and Poitiers, Foucault became intendant of Caen in 1689, remaining there until 1706. During his term in each region he left his mark on the local infrastructure, building roads, bridges, hospitals, and schools. A serious amateur archeologist as well as a bibliophile who amassed an important collection of books on the history of France, Foucault founded the Acadmie des Belles-Lettres in Caen in 1705. The present manuscript surveys the demography, economy, religious establishments and parishes of Lower Normandy at the end of the 17th century; it contains valuable information on local customs, education, the judicial system, the different social classes, industry and commerce.

Auction archive: Lot number 170
Auction:
Datum:
19 Apr 1999
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, East
Beschreibung:

MANUSCRIPT -- NORMANDY]. [FOUCAULT, NICOLAS JOSEPH]. "Mmoire sur la gnralit de Caen". [Caen, ca. 1697]. 811 pages, 4to, plus 8 leaves of notes and later manuscript tables at end, written in two secretarial hands, footnotes and marginal notes added in the 18th century, 19th-century vellum, occasional dampstaining. An unpublished report on the Caen and the surrounding region, written at the behest of Nicolas Joseph Foucault (1643-1721), one of the most enlightened administrators to serve under the Roi-Soleil. After serving in Southwest and Central France as intendant , or senior administrator, successively of Montauban, Pau and Poitiers, Foucault became intendant of Caen in 1689, remaining there until 1706. During his term in each region he left his mark on the local infrastructure, building roads, bridges, hospitals, and schools. A serious amateur archeologist as well as a bibliophile who amassed an important collection of books on the history of France, Foucault founded the Acadmie des Belles-Lettres in Caen in 1705. The present manuscript surveys the demography, economy, religious establishments and parishes of Lower Normandy at the end of the 17th century; it contains valuable information on local customs, education, the judicial system, the different social classes, industry and commerce.

Auction archive: Lot number 170
Auction:
Datum:
19 Apr 1999
Auction house:
Christie's
New York, East
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