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Great lithographed view of Paris showing the South Bank of the Seine, which composed the 10th Arrondissement in 1840. This large area, highlighted in white, composes some of the most interesting sites of the city including Les Invalides, the Palais de L'Institute, and the end of the Ile-de-la-Cite. Notably absent is the Eiffel Tower, which would be built forty years later.

This print came from a set produced by the Sebastian Avanzo publishing house, lithographed by Jules Arnout, and drawn by Nicolas Chapuy. The set, Paris et ses Arrondissemens, shows each of the twelve districts of Paris in magnificent detail, with building-by-building demarcation easily visible and detail extending to individual windows and features. The images produced as part of this project are a remarkable preservation of the nineteenth-century layout of the city and came nearly exactly one hundred years after the previous great aerial view of the city produced under Michel-Étienne Turgot.

Today, the area shown composes the Sixth and Seventh Arrondissements. This area houses government and diplomatic functions as well as some of the touristic highlights of the city. Visible in the distance are the hills on the edge of the city to the southwest, around the Meudon area.

Condition Description
Three-color stone lithograph. Some foxing.