LE PAUTRE, Antoine
(b. 1621, Paris, d. 1679, Paris)

Plans of ground and first floors

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

The picture shows the plans of ground and first floors of the Hôtel de Beauvais, taken from the Grand Marot.

If we compare the plan of the first floor with the disposition of the space below we shall see the proofs of Le Pautre's boldness. In the main corps-de-logis the rooms correspond very roughly to those below them, but in the rest of the plan they go their own way without consideration for what is underneath.