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Description

Rare map of Paris, illustrating the expansion of Paris's outer walls over the centuries and its 4 quarters.

Paris is divided into four districts:

  • Notre-Dame district (South-East)
  • Saint-Germain-des-Prés district (South-West)
  • Temple or Marais district (North-East)
  • Quartier du Louvre or Palais-Royal (North West).

The map was published separately and also accompanied Prévost de Saint-Lucien's work Le Provincial à Paris, ou Etat de Paris, published several times between 1787 and 1805.

The plan is based on a plan by Moithey published in 1772, and includes the arms of France and the city of Paris and shows the six successive city walls, watercolors at the time.   

Condition Description
Minor loss of image along the fold at the left side of the map.
Reference
(Boutier, 335A).