I am back at the office after a few days off and when I got in this morning, there were a couple of fun things waiting for me. The first was my Michel-Etienne Turgot 1734 Plan de Paris which I wrote about here. I first found out about this map from fellow blogger, The Columnist. He has since told me that he ordered it as well.
Before I decided to order it though, I went to one of the on-line digital copies and dowloaded the sections of the map. Through my wizard Photoshop skills, I was able to re-size all of the pages to make them mesh together. If you'd like a digital copy, which works out to about 44 x 34 inches, e-mail me and I will upload a copy to you either as a PDF or a JPG and in either sepia or grayscale.
The folio version I bought was purchased through CSN World Globes for $60 with free shipping. Each of the 25 sheets measures 19.5" x 13.5" for a finished size of 98.5" x 63". The detail on each page is incredible. The colour isn't quite sepia-toned, but it's not black and white, either. I will probably scan these sheets and have some fun with them!The other fun thing I found when I got back to my office? A large-format printer!
** For a download of the Turgot Plan de Paris, click on the Paris map in the right-hand column **