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Edme VERNIQUET & BELLANGER
Edme VERNIQUET & BELLANGER

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Edme VERNIQUET & BELLANGER P. T. BARTHOLOME & A. J. MATHIEU Atlas du plan général de la ville de Paris, levé géométriquement par le C. Verniquet. Rapporté sur une Échelle d'une demie ligne pour Toise. Divisée en 72 planches compris les Cartouches et Plan des opérations trigonométriques Chez l'auteur, Paris An IV [1795], 36,5x51,5cm - 73x51,5cm, en feuilles. The first edition and only printing of this atlas, which has an engraved title (36,5 x 51,5 cm) with a captioned map of Paris in the middle, divided into 72 parts and watercolored in nine different colors to distinguish the different stages of the growth of the city and 72 plates (73 x 51,5 cm) representing the 72 parts making up the overall map of Paris. rare tears, splits or trace of adhesive, without lack. This large map of Paris divided into 72 parts also contains, in the engraving, an “Alphabetic table of streets, dead-ends, passages, squares, ports, markets…” as well as a “Table of distances from specific points of various monuments and a map of the trigonometric workings of Paris.” The map is to a scale of 1: 1800 and shows the streets and buildings of pre-Revolutionary Paris. This is the first precise map of Paris from a geometric point of view and gives a mathematically precise image of the capital; it was the topographical source for most other maps made in the 19th century. Joseph Lalande, the director of the Observatory, paid homage to the Verniquet map in these terms: “This map, whose creation I have followed and whose precision I admire, seems to me to be the most perfect work of its sort ever produced.” A very good copy of these maps, which were published only once.SOLD Réf : 51691 Set an alert
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