After a cocktail or two, I decided to hang the Michel-Etienne Turgot Map, about which I’ve written several times. I measured once, twice, thrice and then placed the center piece, No. 13. I made the temporary decision not to frame the pieces because at 19.5” x 13.5” I would have to have custom-made frames – 25 in total!
I wandered down to the local office supply store and picked up two sticks of “post-it” glue. I figured if I hated where the map was, or I decided to do something different, I could easily remove it without damaging either the wall or the map.
As I went to mount the top row of maps, I realized that the two or three places where I’d taken the measurements were at high points in the wall, and that the measurement was off by about a quarter of an inch. Luckily, there’s an edge around the perimeter of the map, so once I cut that off, the top row should fit!
**UPDATE** I finally finished the top row. My 120+ year old rowhouse is quite crooked as you can see by the difference between the left and right sides of the map. Luckily, there were no accidents while installing the map, as I was standing on tippy-toes, on a high stool! And all the while, as I was working on this project, Connor was snoozing on the sofa under my favourite cashmere blanket. Bad dog!
** For a download of the Turgot Plan de Paris, click on the Paris map in the right-hand column **