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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 Vintage Map prints come in multiple sizes on Archival Epson Enhanced Matte Paper. They are made with a 1/8 inch white border.*FRAMES ARE FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS PRINT*Available in 3 sizes:16x20 inches - $25.00
24x30 inches - $45.00
36x45 inches - $85.00
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.
All maps are shipped rolled in a rigid tube.
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