Title of the plan. PLAN DU PALAIS DE TRIANON Bâti par Louis le Grand à l’un des Bouts de la Croissée du grand Canal de Versailles. A Paris Chez Sr De Fer dans l’Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l’orloge a la Sphere Royale Avec priv du Roy 1705. Antique copper engraved plan of the gardens of Trianon, in the castle of Versailles, by Nicolas DE FER, 18th century. To the right of the Grand Trianon, the gardener has juxtaposed an enclosed garden, called “King’s Garden”, abundantly embroidered with frequently renewed flowers, and a “garden of springs”; this original creation takes advantage of natural streams to delineate a place of freshness, planted with large trees among which waterfalls and water jets come to life, a space that already evokes the English gardens of the 18th century. His earliest wellknown map of the canal de Languedoc, realised in 1669. In 1697, he published his first world atlas. In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences’ Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 42 x 28 cm / 16,5 x 11 inches. Condition : very good condition. Edition : Paris, dated 1705, 18th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Year: 1705
- Date Range: 1700-1799
- Country/Region: France