We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

Veuës des Maisons Royales de France

RA Collection: Book

Record number



[Paris],: (N. de Poilly),, [16--?]

Physical Description

[99] pl. (incl. t.-pl.) (3 fold.); 294×390 mm. (Oblong).

Responsibility Note

Several plates are signed as drawn and engraved by A. Perelle (occasionally AD Perelle); two are signed as made by Aveline (105, 106). Almost all carry the imprint of the printer, N. de Poilly (sometimes as at the sign of the 'Belle Image', which he began to use some time after 1662); four carry that of N. Langlois (pl. [22, 69, 81, 104]). Several plates shows signs of erasures of earlier signatures.


N. Avel, 'Les Pérelle: graveurs de paysages du XVIIème siècle', in Bull. Soc. Hist. A. Fr. (1973), p. 143-53; N. Avel, Les Pérelle, paysages, catalogue [dissertation] (Paris, 1971); M. Rothlisberger, 'Les Pérelle', in Master Drgs., V (1967), p. 283-5.

Summary Note

The plates show views, and some plans, of Versailles (21-68), Fontainebleau (69-80), Marly (81-85), St Germain en Laye (86-89), Meudon (90-91), St Cloud (92-95), Chantilly (96-104), Choisy (105), Liancourt (106-111), Vaux-le Vicomte (112-113), Chilly (114-115), Verneuille (116), Monseaux (117), Villers-cotrez (118), Luxembourg (119).


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Copy Note

The plates are numbered by hand, 21-119 (following the plates of Veues des Maisons Royale de Paris, with which these are bound, and which are numbered 1-20). The last leaf of the book carries a hand-written list of all these plates, with their subjects described in English.

Binding Note

18th-century calf, upper and lower covers having rectangular decorative panel; rebacked in 19th century, spine lettered 'R.A.', red morocco spine-label lettered 'Veues Des Maisons Royales De Paris'. Bound with 'Veues des Maisons Royale de Paris'.


Architecture, French - Country houses - Palaces - Gardens - France - Château de Versailles - Château de Fontainebleau - History - 17th century
Plans - Views - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 17th century


Adam Pérelle, draughtsman, engraver
Nicolas de Poilly, publisher
Nicolas Langlois the younger, publisher
Pierre Aveline the elder, engraver