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"Lutetia" ( Paris)
Georg Braun & Franz Hogenberg
58 Cm. /22,8" x 44,4 Cm./ 17,5"
Well printed on strong paper.An expertly restored split at lower centrefold.A slight printers crease at top, near centrefold. Overall a very good, dark copy of a scarce and early plan.Text in French at verso.
This fine and sought after map of Paris, to be dated Ca. 1585. Here we see the majestic Metropolis, with all it`s buildings, bridges and waters. The "Ile de la Cite" is well proportioned,as are the other features of this highly decorative map in this unspoiled, original black & white condition. Taken from the important "Civitatis Orbis Terrarum" by Franz Hogenberg and Georg Braun, the first ever town atlas published.
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