Late 18th century map of Paris, mounted on linen, depicting the city and the augmentations and changes that were undertaken in the second half of the century to embellish and improve the city, with an inset showing the suburbs of Paris, and with tables of street names, libraries, and other noteworthy buildings and sites. Some soiling and age darkening, some holes to mounting at joined corners which rarely affect the map itself. 600 x 850 mm, folded to 16mo. Loose, label mounted to one quadrant with hand-written notation "Plan de Paris 1783". 1783 (Les Campions Frères).
Brion de la Tour was a prolific 18th-century French geographer and demographer who carried the official title of "Ingénieur Géographe du Roi". He collaborated with Louis Charles Desnos, bookseller and geographical engineer who created globes and spheres for His Danish Majesty. This map of Paris was originally published in 1782 and was updated and republished annually from 1783 to 1788. As of December 2017, WorldCat lists five institutions in North America with holdings of various editions of this map, but not a single holding of the 1783 edition. Book ID: 48786