- Title: Parys
- Author: Matthäus Merian
- Date: 1654
- Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
- Condition: Excellent
- Inches: 17 1/2" x 13 3/4"
- Centimeters: 44.87 x 35.26
- Product ID: 003517
Lovely Plan in Elevation of the City of Paris
The plan is printed on the diagonal, with north in the bottom right. Scale approximately 1/15,000. Hospitale de S.Louis, founded by King Henry IV (1553–1610), King of France and Navarre, in 1607 to relieve the Hôtel-Dieu de Paris during the plague, shown to the lower left, just outside the vast but now long-vanished fortifications of Etienne Marcel. Across the city to the southeast The Bastille overlooks the Canal Saint-Martin. Notre Dame is just left of center, the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries gardens to the west. The plan continues across the Seine to the left-bank and the open countryside beyond.
Reference; Jean Boutier, Les Plans de Paris..., #89