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Ville Lyon (Rhône, 69)
Subject(s) Aqueducts
Author(s) Platter, Thomas II
  Physician from Basel, younger brother of Felix Platter (1574-1628)
Resource type Manuscript
Date 1595
References Platter A λ V, f. 17, ed. Keiser 1968, p. 33

Keiser 1968 ; Le Roy Ladurie 1995 ; Le Roy Ladurie 2000 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 28-31, 111 ; Le Mer/Chomer 2007, pp. 206-208


The passages in italics were added by Platter subsequently to the period in which the rest of the text was written (1604-1605)


« Leon [...] ist gar eine alte statt, darinnen viel triumph bogen, waßergeng under der erden, dardurch von 5 oder 6 meilen her daß waßer in die statt istgeführet worden, unndt sonst andere vie alte sachen gesehen werden. »
= “Leon […] is a very ancient town. It contains many triumphal arches and underground water conduits by which means water was brought into the town from five or six miles away. Many other ancient things can be seen there too.”