Hotel des Monnoies – Hôtel des Monnaies (Paris)
Date of this map: ca. 1780
Dimensions (without margins and text): 73,5 x 31,5 cm
Dimensions (including margins): 79 x 40 cm
Condition: Excellent. Sharp copper engraving. Five folds as published. Very wide margins. Old coloured.There is a small collection stamp to the right of the publisher signature on the bottom left. It is “Coll. AP” with he P rotated to the left.
Condition rating: A+
Publication by Huquier
Hotel des Monnoies – Hôtel des Monnaies
The Hôtel des Monnaies which was built in 1773-1775. is located at Rive Gauche near the Pont Neuf (11 Quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement). The building is a masterpiece of French neoclassical architecture by Jacques Denis Antoine.
It housed the Monnaie de Paris (the Paris Mint) and was responsible for the production of the French euro coins.
This large copper engraving features a view of the Hotel de Monnaies, a C-shaped mansion with steps outside the courtyard. The engraver was Claude Rene Gabriel Poulleau and it was published by Chez Huquier in Paris in ca. 1780. It was dedicated to the Marquis de Marigny and the coat of arms is featured in the lower center.