New description of the city of Paris Nouvelle description de la ille de Paris,
et de tout ce qu'elle continent de plus remarquable
La Samaritaine
  • This volume, published in the 18th century, is the work of Germain Brice (1625-1727) and is said to be the first proper description of Paris. This is the 8th edition, published in 1725 (the first edition was published in 1684).
    It is accompanied by a map of the entire city of Paris and 40 wood-block print illustrations of important buildings, and is regarded as valuable material for research into architecture and construction in Paris of that time.

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To the cover of New Description of the City of Paris
Title page of 1st volume
Illustration No. Illustration Captions
Palais des Tuilleries
Tuileries Palace
1 t.1 1 Paris.
2 2 Le Louvre.
3 3 Le Porte de Saint Martin.
4 4 Palais des Tuilleries.
5 5 Le Palais Royal.
6 6 Place de Louis le Grand.
7 7 Tombeau de Mr. de Crequi.  
8 8 Le Tombeau de Mr. de Louvois.  
9 9 Le Place des Victoires.  
10 10 Tombeau de Mr. Colbert.
La Porte de Saint Denys
Porte de St.Donis
11 11 La Fontaine de Saint Innocent.
12 t.2 1 La Porte de Saint Denys.
13 2 La Place Royale.
14 3 L'Abbaye Royale du Val de Grace.
15 4 L'Hotel de Ville.
16 5 L'Observatoire Royal.
17 6 Le Portail de St. Gervais.
18 7 Tombeau du Chancelier le Tellier.
19 8 L'Hotel de Soubise.  
20 9 La Porte St. Antoine.  
21 10 L'Arc de Triomphe.
Tombeau du Cardinal de Richelieu
Tomb of Richelieu
22 11 Veue de la Ville de Paris du cote de l'Isle N. Dame.
23 12 La Porte Saint Bernard.
24 13 L'Hopital de la Salpetriere.
25 t.3 1 Grand Autel du Val de Grace.
26 2 La Sorbonne.
27 3 Tombeau du Cardinal de Richelieu.
28 4 La Sorbonne.
29 5 Le College des quatre Nations.
30 6 Grand Autel de l'Abbaye S. Germain.
31 7 Le Paris d'Orleans ou de Luxembourg.
32 t.4 1 L'Hotel Royal des Invalides.
33 2 Le Grand Autel des Invalides.  
34 3 Tombeau du Cardinal Mazarin.  
35 4 Vue de la Ville de Paris, prise du Pont Royal.
Vue de la Ville de Paris, prise du Pont Royal
Perspective of the city of Paris
with the Pont Royal (bridge)
36 5 Le Palais des Thermes.
37 6 La Samaritaine.
38 7 Grand Autel de Notre Dame.
39 8 L'Eglise de Notre Dame.
40 9 La Sainte Chapelle.
41 10 Pierres Antiques Trouvees sous le chceur de Nre. Dame.

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