A lovely work. It is as a walker curious about all the architectural riches of Paris and a fine connoisseur of the collections of the amateurs of the time that Germain Brice describes the beauties of the capital.
Germain Brice (1653-1727) is part of a long line of Parisian historians initiated by Gilles Corrozet and Father Jacques du Breul.
Nevertheless, he stands out from his predecessors by offering a modern vision of the city in his book presented in the form of a practical guide for travellers, giving them the opportunity to discover the architectural and artistic riches of the capital. This innovative approach ensured him a real success and made this book the most popular guide to Paris of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Plates: L'Abbaye Royale du Val de Grâce, Grand Hotel du Val de Grâce, L'Observatoire Royal, La Sorbonne, Le Tombeau du Cardinal de Richelieu, La Sorbonne du Côté de la Cour, Le Palais des Thermes, Grand Hôtel de l'Abbaye St. Germain & Le Palais d'Orléans ou de Luxembourg -
Germain Brice - Nouvelle Description de la Ville de Paris - 1725 - Volume III -
Binding in good condition, work in its full marbled sheepskin of the time, small crack on the spine, spine with foliated scrolls and raised bands, gilded title and volume number on leather labels -
In good condition inside, some fading, illustrated book, 9 fold-out plates -
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