Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Map Aquisition!

The Map library has recently been gifted a wonderful addition to our French map collection. The generous William Heidrich has purchased for us the rare and exceptional 18th century Claude Roussel Nouveau Plan de Paris.

"The Roussel piece is a magnificent wall plan of Paris that thoroughly maps the city and provides visual depictions of its iconic structures. The 37 vignettes that surround the map illustrate the city’s well- and lesser-known architectural triumphs, including palaces, major administrative buildings, gardens, and arches. Also among the vignettes are a small panoramic view of the city, and another of the Pont Royal."

For more information click here.

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