Etching / Engraving on hand laid (vergé) paper.
Sheet size: 38 x 29 cm. (15 x 11,4 inch). Image size: 30 x 20 cm. (11,8 x 7,9 inch).
These plates were published as part of a large series of views of mostly France: ‘ Veues des belles maisons de France.’, published by the Langlois and Mariette families of publishers from 1650 into the 18th. c. The content of this work varies. This set has several plates which carry the Nicolas Langlois address (1640-1703) but also include plates with manuscript titling. This, the lack of a title page and the paper point to a 17th. c. ed. Worldwide there is only one set of this magnificent series offered: a 1703 ed. with aparently all plates carrying the Langlois printed address offered at 48,000 usd). Clearly a scarse and valuable work.
Made by ‘Perelle family’ after own design. Etchings / engravings by Gabriel Perelle (1603-1677) and his sons Nicolas Perelle (b.1631) and Adam Perelle (1638-1695). idem
Condition: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.