Esnaud et Rapilly (Jacques Esnauts and Michel Rapilly ) edited and published this topographic map of Paris and its surrounding under the supervision of the Academie Royale des Sciences created under Louis XIV by Colbert ,D'anville and Delisle the main fonder of the academy brought scientific rigor and discipline to the geographic artistry , establishing clear boundaries and system of transportation being the principle focus of Colbert .Those maps reflect the idea that science and order would better society .Today they are a testimony of the age of " enlightenment ".It is an engraving from a cooper plate of metal plate just before the French revolution . It will make a great display framed on a wall .

21 x 30 3/4 inches, 53 cm x 77.5 cm Condition report: Good condition; light toning and occasional faint age spots; some marginal handling marks .

Large Topographic Engraving Antique French map of Paris region 1786

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