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Antique Map-Pl.I-CHAMPS ELYSEES-PARIS-ST. GERMAIN-PONT NEUILLY-Perronet-1782
1782. Original etching and engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. on paper. Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 96 x 52.5 cm. The image size is ca. 89 x 36 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 37.8 x 20.7 inch. The image size is ca. 35 x 14.2 inch.From a rare, landmark, classic engineering work: plate I, captioned: Plan de la route de Paris a St. Germain, depuis la place de Louis XV, jusqu'au haut de le butte de Chante-coq passant par le Pont de Pierre de Neuilly (Map of the route from Paris to St. Germain past the stone bridge of Neuilly including the Champs Elisees). This attractive original old antique print / plate originates from: 'Description des Projets et de la Construction des Ponts de Neuilly, de Mantes, d'Orleans et autres, du Projet du Canal de Bourgogne, Pour la Communication des deux Mers par Dijon, et de celui de la Conduite des Eaux de l'Yvette et de Bievre a Paris' (and the Supplement), by Jean Rodolphe Perronet, (Translation: Description of the projects and construction of the bridges of Nieully. Mantes, Orleans and others, the project of the Canal of Burgundy, for the connection of the two seas through Dijon, and those for the canals of Yvette and Bievre in Paris.), Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1782-83 (the supplement published by Didot & Jombert, 1789). Jean Rodolphe Perronet (1708-1794) was a French architect and strucutral engineer, best known for his stone arch bridges. He is regarded as the father of modern bridge building, as his efforts brought the masonry bridge to technical and aesthetic perfection. He disregarded traditional rules of thumb … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pictura Prints, Art & Books [Overasselt, Netherlands]
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