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NOUVELLE PLAN ROUTIER DE LA VILLE ET FAUXBOURGS DE PARIS

Code: M2969

Cartographer: DESNOS Louis

Date: 1787 Paris

Size: 55*78 cms

Large attractive and very detailed map of Paris issued and sold by Desnos from his premises in Rue St Jacques probably in a composite Atlas.

Renowned for borrowing other publishers maps this exact map was in fact published by Henault & Rapilly in Coutnces in 1787 , which was taken from their own earlier map of 1776, but with added decoration of a small inset plan of Versailles, the Louvre and oddly enough two theatres.

Desnos had just stuck over his imprint just above the date.

Beautifully engraved map with the much detail which made it probably not only the most accurate but also the most pleasing to the eye which was probably why Desnos had appropriated it for his composite atlas.

Large decorative cartouche. Legend/index down left and right sides.

A masterpiece of eighteenth century geography.

Very good condition.

Ref Les Plans de Paris J.Boutier Biblioteque National de France 330. And earler 324 & 305

Availability: Sold

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