1739 Portfolio Paris Map
- Made of Paper
- Charcoal Grey/Sepia color
- 25 separate sheets create a 98.5 in. W x 63 in. D Map
An extraordinary feat of Cartography Published by 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 (a 25 sheet art paper
portfolio) is a remarkable technical achievement, a flight of the
imagination created many years before the first manned balloon
flight and the invention of photography.