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AVELINE, P. / CREPY. - Nantes, ancienement Corbilo, Condiuineum et Namnetes, ville Capitale du pays Nantois et la plus considérable de la Bretagne..

AVELINE, P. / CREPY. -  Nantes, ancienement Corbilo, Condiuineum et Namnetes, ville Capitale du pays Nantois et la plus considérable de la Bretagne..
AVELINE, P. / CREPY. - Nantes, ancienement Corbilo, Condiuineum et Namnetes, ville Capitale du pays Nantois et la plus considérable de la Bretagne..
Date: Paris, 1690-1720
Size: 210 x 310 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: Restoration of a worm hole on top, 14 mm into the image. Minor part of upper right border frame cut off.

Description

Bird's eye-view of the French town of Nantes, 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.
250€
  • Reference N°: 23146
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