This large and detailed plan of Paris was published by Alexandre Vuillemin in 1845. The map conveys a wonderful amount of information and is decorated throughout with pictorial vignettes of major buildings, bridges, trains, and monuments.
It also includes a table with an alphabetized street index; a list of suburbs with distances to Paris, population and festival days; a table listing forts surrounding Paris with distances to the center of the city; and a list of passages located throughout the city.
Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a leading 19th century French cartographer and editor. He studied under French cartographer Auguste Dufour and set up shop in Paris. Vuillemin produced over ten different atlases during his career; many of which were so popular they went through multiple editions. His maps are noted for the frequent use of extensive margin illustrations – vignettes, portraits of famous people, and inset birds-eye views of cities.
This is a nice impression, with age appropriate toning to the paper. The map has been backed onto linen. It is displayed in a custom archival wood frame with a gold beaded border.
Framed dimensions: 42 3/8" H x 51 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D
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