1770 Philippe de Pretot Map of Paris and its Environs, France
Description: A beautiful hand colored 1770 map of Paris and its environs by Etienne Andre Philippe de Pretot. Centered over the city of Paris, it covers the Seine valley from Juziers to Guignes. The map offers extraordinary detail throughout showing gardens, forests, churches, roads, rivers, estates surrounding the city proper and other topographical details. This map was issued as plate no. 36 in Etienne Andre Philippe de Pretot's Recueil De Cartes Pour L'Etude De L'Histoire De France.
Date: 1770 (dated)
Source: Philippe de Pretot, E. A., Recueil De Cartes Pour L'Etude De L'Histoire De France, (Paris) 1787.
References: Vallee, Leon, Catalogue des plans de Paris et des cartes de l'ile de France, (Bibliotheque Nacionale) 2152.
Cartographer: Etienne Andre Philippe de Pretot (1710 - March 6, 1787) was a French schoolmaster and geographer active in the middle part of the 18th century. Pretot was a member of the Academies de Rouen and d'Angers. This corpus includes various publications on history, cosmography, and geography. Little else, unfortunately, is known of his life. Click here for a list of rare maps by Philippe de Pretot.
Size: Printed area measures 17.5 x 11.5 inches (44.45 x 29.21 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 250000
Condition: Very good. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.
Code: Paris-pretot-1770 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)