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AVELINE, P. / CREPY. - Arras Ville Capitale du Comté d'Artois.

AVELINE, P. / CREPY. -  Arras Ville Capitale du Comté d'Artois.
AVELINE, P. / CREPY. - Arras Ville Capitale du Comté d'Artois.
Date: Paris, 1690 -1720
Size: 205 x 311 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: Impression légèrement estompée dans la partie sup. Mouillures. Marges sup. et droite courtes.<BR>Some water staining. Impression slightly faded away. Short upper & right margins.

Description

Bird's eye-view of the French town of Arras, including a key list at the bottom. Engraved by Pierre Aveline (Paris, c.1656 - 23 May 1722).
He was also a print-publisher and print-seller. He probably trained with Adam Pérelle and, like him, specialized in topographical representations. He engraved in suites many views of Paris and of provincial, European and African cities, mixing etching and burin.
In 1685 he obtained a royal license for ten years, authorizing him to reproduce 'le profil des maisons royales'. Among the 412 items that comprise his oeuvre, there are only two portraits and two prints of historical subjects.
The print carries the privilege du Roy .
With the publishers address of Crepy . Etienne Louis Crepy (c.1700-1759) was active as an engraver and publisher active at rue St.Jacques a StPierre in Paris. He was specializing in maps and geographical prints.
In 1731 he acquired the stock of copper plates of topographical content from his father Jean Crepy.
200€
  • Reference N°: 23151
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