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Authentic Models MC800 Map 1739 Paris Portfolio


Authentic Models MC800 Map 1739 Paris Portfolio

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Product Description

  • A Masterpiece from Cartography's Golden Age
  • Explore Paris in its heyday
  • 25 sheets fit together to create a complete map of Paris
  • Birds-eye-view maps were technical achievements in 17th and 18th centuries
  • Dimensions: 98 x 76.5 in. (249.5 x 195 cm)
  • Frames are not included.

An extraordinary feat of Cartography Published by Michael Etienne Turgot in 1739, our Paris map is one of the most decorative and celebrated maps ever made. Every street and building of the pre-Hausmann era is shown. Not a window, chimney-piece or turret has been omitted. Today’s suburbs were yesterday’s orchards. Windmills dotted the landscape. Its creation was a Herculean project that took over five years to complete. Turgot’s Plan de Paris is a remarkable technical achievement, a flight of the imagination created many years before the first manned balloon flight and the invention of photography. Frames are not included.


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