The Carte de France

Date: 1750

The Carte de France was published by four generations of the Cassini family from 1750 to 1815. It consists of 182 sheets at the same scale, allowing the sheets to be joined together to form a physical map of about 39 feet high by 38 feet wide. It is rich both in historical cultural information and exquisite graphic art. The map was the first national survey completed systematically, relying on the latest science of its time. This historical cartographic image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

 

carte de france

Margaret Spyker

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