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Map of Paris 1734
In 1734, Michel-Etienne Turgot, chief of the municipality of Paris, decided to promote the reputation of the city by commissioning a new map. He asked Louis Bretez, member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, to draw up the plan of Paris and its suburbs and allowed him to enter any mansions, houses and gardens in order to take measurements and draw pictures. He worked for two years, choosing the system of 'perspective cavaliere': two buildings of the same size are represented by two drawings of the same size, whether the buildings are close or distant. Later, 21 sheets of the plan were engraved and used to produce the prints. These brass plates are kept today at the Louvre, where they are still occasionally used for re-printing copies, employing the same techniques as two centuries ago.
Our Map Reproductions are handmade in our Los Angeles studio using heavyweight 23 mil Epson Exhibition Satin Canvas. This elegantly textured canvas features a semi-gloss satin surface that is enhanced with protective elastic polymers. Decorative wood is assembled on the top and bottom, with two eye-hooks mounted on the top piece. We also supply a jute rope twine that can be attached between the two eye-hooks to complete the vintage feel of a roll down canvas scroll.
This canvas map is available in multiple sizes which you can select from the drop down menu when ordering. Check out the different sizes placed in a room added to our listing photos.
Small - 23 x 28 inches
Med. -- 36 x 44 inches
Large - 44 x 55 inches
This map ships rolled in a rigid tube and is ready to hang!
During the restoration process, we pay great attention to matching the colors to the original maps. Please note that your computer screen might display slightly different colors than our professionally calibrated monitors.
Allow 3-5 days before shipping as our maps are made to order. We offer free shipping on orders of $35.00 or more.