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Publisher: LEGENDRE, Jean-Gabriel.
Title: Plan général de Reims et de ses Environs Dédié au Roi.
Published in: Paris, Lattré, 1769
Size: 43.7 x 55.5 inches.
111.0 x 141.0 cm.

Condition: Wall map in two sheets accompanied by borders in 7 boards engraved separately. The plan if joined, without the borders is 820 x 1140 mm.
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Rare wall map of a plan of Reims engraved by Jean Lattré. Central cartouche included in the lower border, composed of the coat of arms of France and Navarre, surmounted by a royal crown surrounded by fruits. Cartouche title bottom and right at the bottom of an antique monument, and under Minerva helmeted and armed, Bacchus is surrounded by 7 children.
Behind him, Romulus and Remus against the Roman wolf (according to a legend, the city of Reims was created by Remus). On the ancient monument "Scale of 300 toises".

The map is placed in an illustrated frame of 26 medallions engraved by C.R.J. Poulleau showing the monuments of the city: the gates and fountains including the gate of Mars and the ones of the walks, the churches Saint Nicaise and Notre Dame, the royal square, and several monuments now missing (the church of Saint Peter the Ladies , the castle of the archbishops, the city hall "which was supposed to be completed", the project of two buildings opposite the city hall).

This plan of the architect Jean-Gabriel Legendre, engineer of the king assigned to the province of Champagne, takes again the vast project of embellishment of the city which he had conceived. This project provided, in addition to the development of the royal square and public walks, the alignment of several streets, the clearing of the approaches to the cathedral and the transformation of several accesses of the city.

This plan exists in two versions with a slightly different title: "General Plan of the City of Rheims" and "General Plan of Reims and its Surroundings", sometimes with an added border. The plan presented is entitled "General plan of Reims and its Surroundings", well complete with its border.

Dare to go in Black. All early maps are printed in black and white and many were kept that way for a long time. A black and white map in an early and strong impression is a rarity now-a-days being so many coloured up recently!
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LEGENDRE, Jean-Gabriel. - Plan général de Reims et de ses Environs Dédié au Roi.

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