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 prints of vintage maps come in 3 sizes on archival enhanced matte photo paper. They are made to fit into the standard sizes listed (see sample photo for sizes above) each with a proportional white border for matting.
THIS IS FOR THE PRINT ONLY! NO FRAME INCLUDED.
16x20 inches - $25.00
24x30 inches - $45.00
36x45 inches - $75.00
Also available on Canvas by clicking the link below.
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.
For the U.S. we use USPS Priority Mail which delivers within 1 to 3 days.
For outside the U.S. we use USPS Priority Mail International which averages 6 to 10 days. Europe might take a little longer due to customs.
All maps are shipped rolled in a rigid tube.