EARLY 1860's STEREOVIEW RUE "STREET" RIVOLI & TOUR ST JACQUES "JAMES"TOWER PARIS For Sale
EARLY 1860's STEREOVIEW RUE "STREET" RIVOLI & TOUR ST JACQUES "JAMES"TOWER PARIS: $14.95
Photographs throughout Ad: Offered for sale is an early Square Cornered stereoview Photographed by H. J. a Paris (Hippolyte Jouvin). Jouvin was active from the 1860' to 1875. The Stereoview is from the set "VUE INSTANTANEE DE PARIS " or translated to English "INSTANTANEOUS VIEW OF PARIS" The stereoview is titled on the back as follows ---- NO. 6 RUE DE RIVOLI ET TOUR ST JACQUES - or translated to English "RIVOLI STREET AND ST JACQUES TOWER" -- PARIS, FRANCE -- The photograph was taken while the traffic in the area was in motion. An instantaneous view of the area in the early 1860's. The Tour Saint-Jacques, 'Saint James's Tower') is a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, at the intersection of Rue de Rivoli with Rue Nicolas Flamel. This 52-metre (171 ft) Flamboyant Gothic tower is all that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie ("Saint James of the butchers"), which was demolished in 1797, during the French Revolution, leaving only the tower. What remains of the destroyed church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie is now considered a national historic landmark. The closest métro station is Châtelet. The tower's rich decoration reflects the wealth of its patrons, the wholesale butchers of the nearby Les Halles market. The masons in charge were Jean de Felin, Julien Ménart and Jean de Revier. It was built in 1509 to 1523, during the reign of King Francis I. With a dedication to Saint James the Greater, the ancient church and its landmark tower welcomed pilgrims setting out on the road that led to Tours and headed for the Way of St James, which led to the major pilgrimage destination of Santiago de Compostela. A relic of the saint preserved in the church linked it the more strongly and in modern times occasioned its listing in 1998 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO among the sites and structures marking the chemins de Compostelle, the pilgrimage routes in France that led like tributaries of a great stream headed towards Santiago in the northwest of Spain. Some old age toning or discoloration on the back of the stereoview as photo shows. The contrast is very good considering the stereoview is 160 or so years old. Please view photos for condition. The photograph was taken in direct sunlight outdoors hopefully to bring out the best of this early stereoview. I will accept PAYPAL. Items will be shipped first class mail usually next day after payment of Paypal, packaging and mail $3.45. I will combine shipping 1 to 3 views $3.45, 3 to 6 views $5.35 and over 6 no additional postage or shipping charge. I will ship internationally, payment must be in US funds, Paypal. I will ship world wide International first Class Mail 1 stereoview for $12.47 and will combine ship. This increase is due to the new postal service rates.