1. La Salle de Bal. [&] 2. La Colonade. [&] 3. L'Isle Royalle. [&] 4. La Salle aux Marronniers. [&] 5. Le Bassin d'Apollon. [&] 6. Le Bassin d'Encelade. [&] 7. L'Obelisque. [&] 8. Le Theâtre d'Eau. [&] 9. Les Domes. [&] 10. Les Bains d'Apollon. [&] 11.Le Trois Fontaines. [&] 12. L'Arc de Triomphe.
Avec Privilege du Roy. [Published by Rigaud c.1730.]
Set of twelve numbered engravings. Each 260 x 490mm (10¼ x 19¼"). Very large margins.
A fine set of twelve views of the 'groves' of the Palace of Versailles, separate features in the gardens, more often than not incorporating one of the fountains that make Versailles unique. The views were drawn and engraved by Jacques Rigaud (1681-1754). He depicts Louis XV's court as rest in the suptuous surroundings. The final view is from the park looking towards the Maison royale de Saint-Louis, the boarding school for girls set up by Louis XIV. Rigaud spent twenty years on his vast 'The Royal Houses of France', which also included the châteaux of Marly, Fontainbleau, St Cloud and Meudon.
[Ref: 38428] £2,900.00