Ville, Citté, Université de Paris Corigé en 1648

Description

The Fronde (1648) marked the beginning of a series of violent rebellions against Louis XIV (1638–1715).  This map was issued as part of promotional campaign to glorify the king and assert his sovereignty during the troubles. It is a reworking of an original plan produced by Jan Ziarnko in 1616. Nicolas Berey acquired Ziarnko’s plates, modifying them to represent Louis XIV at top left, instead of his grandfather Henry IV, and to update the city’s streets and buildings transformed over 30 years.  

Full title:
Ville, Citté, Université de Paris Corigé en 1648
Published:
1648, Paris
Publisher:  
Nicolas Berey
Format:
Map / Engraving
Creator:
Jan Ziarnko
Copyright:
© Bibliothèque nationale de France
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
Bibliothèque nationale de France
Shelfmark:
FRBNF41503722

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