Veüe et Perspectiue de Lantrée de Paris par la porte de la Conference

Description

Travellers approaching the Porte de la Conférence could see the Palais des Tuileries at left and the towers of Notre-Dame and the dome of the Collège des Quatre Nations at right in the background. Perelle also shows the loading docks on both banks of the Seine and the Pont Rouge, which would be replaced by the Pont Royal in the 1680s. His design was copied by Dutch printmaker Aldert Meijer (c. 1663-c. 1690) and published by Pieter van der Aa (1659-1733) in Amsterdam as part of La Magnificence du Roiaume de France (about 1730), also in the King’s Topographical Collection (118.b.3.). 

Full title:
Veüe et Perspectiue de Lantrée de Paris par la porte de la Conference. / APerelle del. et sculp.
Published:
about 1662, Paris
Publisher:  
N Poilly
Format:
Etching / View
Creator:
Adam Perelle
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
118.c.2

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