"A Plan of the City of Paris", Stockdale, John
Subject: Paris, France
Period: 1800 (dated)
Publication: A Geographical, Historical, and Political Description of the Empire...
Color: Black & White
10.3 x 9 inches
26.2 x 22.9 cm
This detailed plan of Paris identifies major streets and 78 notable locations in the City of Light, including Place de la Concorde (here called Lewis the XV. Place), Tuileries Palace, Notre Dame (Our Lady), and the Louvre (The Old Louver). A small, simple compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis in the Seine orients the north to the top left of the sheet. The decorative title cartouche includes the sun, a globe, a bust, a couple barrels, and other items that symbolize the intellectual and commercial strength of the city.
There are a few faint spots in the image and the sheet has been remargined at left with old paper. The title cartouche has been hand colored.