Great lithographed view of Paris focusing on the Second Arrondissement (which then comprised the modern-day 10th Arrondissement) and showing the city from the vicinity of the Louvre. Detail is fabulous with the geometric layout of the city richly evident, and it, along with the titling that states that the view was drawn from above the Place du Carrousel, suggests that the view was based on one sketched in a Montgolfiere.
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.
A number of important localities are shown throughout and named. The Bourse, The Palais National, the Place Vendome, and Bibliotheque National are all shown. In the distance, the industrial extent of the city can be seen. In all, a fabulous view.