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Versailles, Paris and Saint Denis; Or a Series of Views from Drawings Made on the Spot By J.C. Nattes, Illustrative of the Capital of France, and the Surrounding Places. With an Historical and Descriptive Account

Author

Nattes, John Claude

Illustrator

Nattes, J.C.

Publisher

W. Miller

£ 15,000

Reference
1100
£15,000
[4], 86pp, plates. Original marbled paper over boards.

Later reback, with new paper label to spine, corners worn, edges bumped and chipped, paper covering boards rubbed, inner joints renewed, front free endpaper creased and spotted with some light foxing to text, plates clean. Housed in a modern cloth drop back box with title label to spine, the box is lightly soiled and has splits to foot of spine.

Complete with forty fine coloured aquatints some watermarked 1813, originally issued in parts, and also with the text in French for the French market (cf. Tooley). With attractive views of Versaille and its fountains and gardens, but perhaps the most interesting are the Parisian views, which are inspired by Piranesi, with eight views of bridges and a further seven views from beneath bridges, resulting in unusual and dramatic views of the French capital.

Tooley 342 (with French text); Thomson 542; Lowndes 1653; Abbey Travel 103
Condition

Good+

Publish Place

London

Publish Year

1810

Size

Folio

Binding

Hardback

Edition

First Edition