"Nouveau Plan Illustre de la Ville de Paris avec le Systeme Complet de ses Fortifications et Forts Detache, et des Communes de la Banlieue", Vuillemin, Alexander A.
Subject: Paris, France
Period: 1853 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
42.8 x 33.3 inches
108.7 x 84.6 cm
This great plan of Paris conveys a wonderful amount of information including vignettes of major buildings, bridges, trains and monuments. It also includes table with an alphabetized street index; a list of suburbs with distances to Paris, populations and festival days; table listing forts surrounding Paris with distances to the center of the city; and a list of passages located throughout the city. The map is dissected into 32 segments and laid on linen, folded into the original, marbled-paper case with title on spine: "Paris et Ses Forts."
Original outline color with one separation of the linen at right. There is a small defect in the case, likely the result of a hungry rodent.