Paris Illustré et Ses Fortifications
Special Collections DC707 L65 1855
Paris: Publié par [Auguste] Logerot, éditeur, Quai des Augustin, 55
‘A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.’ So wrote Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), who stayed in the City of Lights between 1784 and 1789. He enjoyed his Parisian experience: meeting artists like Jacques-Louis David, enjoying the architecture, the salons, attending plays by Racine and Molière, and perusing the bookstores. This map is dated 1855, the year Paris had a population of over a million people, and it experienced the great Exposition Universelle. It was also a period of reconstruction. Napoléon III (1808–1873), assisted by Georges-Eugene Haussmann, created a new Paris: wider boulevards, improved sewage and water systems, reduced slum areas, and new bridges.
Auguste Logerot, “Paris Illustré et Ses Fortifications,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 21, 2018, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10630.
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