Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides
Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides

Old Map of Paris, France by Delamarche in 1797 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Seine, Revolution, Invalides

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An achingly beautiful old map of Paris, published by Charles Francois Delamarche in 1797 - an interesting time for Paris, as really only the oldest inner city parts have been built up. The rest - which today are well within the Periph or Boulevard Périphérique - are still just fields back at the end of the 18th century.

Most of Paris's major landmarks can be seen on this map, though notably there's no Eiffel Tower on Champ de Mars - it wouldn't be built for another 100 years. Nor is there the Arc de Triomphe - it wouldn't be built for a few years yet.

This map is one of the most beautifully handcoloured city charts that I've ever seen. It's truly stunning.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x18 inches (30x45cm) and 18x24 inches (45x60cm), but it looks even better when printed large. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 170 inches (430cm) wide. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (90x60cm) version of this map.

Rather handily, this is a pocket map that's meant to help you find parts of Paris. The left and right edges are filled with various street names and landmarks, and their grid references. The Les Invalides, for example, is at D6.

Because this map was only published 7 years after the French Revolution, Place de la Concorde is still called the Place de la Revolution.

The Louvre is here of course, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, the Île de la Cité, the Pantheon, the Seine running down the middle, Champs Élysées...

Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your house or street! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain place is on this map.

This would make a wonderful birthday, housewarming or Christmas gift for someone from Paris or who has the French capital in their heart.

You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.

If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.

I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.

This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.

I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.

Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.

Delivery time is about 5 working days after you order.

All of my maps are well packaged and sent in a rugged tube if unframed, or surrounded by foam if framed.

I try to send out all maps within 1 or 2 days of receiving your order, though some products (like face masks or mugs) can take longer to make.

Please note that framed maps larger than 100cm/40 inches take longer to make and delivery is usually within 10 working days. I will get in touch with you to discuss the specifics of delivery.

Coronavirus is still causing random delays and some maps can take longer to arrive. If you need your map to arrive in time for an important date, please contact me before you order and I'll do my best to get the map to you on time.

If you select Express Delivery at checkout your order will be sent by courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS, Parcelforce) and will usually arrive in 2-3 working days. Please note that framed maps will usually take a little longer.

Customers in the UK, EU, US, Australia, Canada and Singapore: Your map will be sent from a printer or framer local to you, which means you'll get your map sooner, you won't pay import duties, and we'll put less CO2 into the atmosphere. I have worked with all of my printers and framers for years, and I quality control every single map. So your map will always look amazing, no matter where you order from!

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If you want a frame that's a specific colour or material, or want your map mounted/matted, please get in touch. I work with specialist framers around the world and have hundreds of framing options - so we should be able to find a frame that suits your decor/aesthetic.

Read more about how I can custom frame and mount/mat your old map.

Alternatively, I can also sell you an old map on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

If you want to frame your map yourself, please read my map size guide first.

My standard frame is a black wood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 2cm (0.75in) wide. I use thicker frames on larger maps - usually between 35 and 60mm (1.4in to 2.4in).

In all cases I use super-clear museum-grade acrylic (perspex/acrylite) for the frame glass. It's lighter and safer than glass - and it looks better, as the reflectivity is lower.

All frames are provided "ready to hang", with either a string or brackets on the back. Very large frames will have heavy duty hanging plates and/or a mounting baton. If you have any questions... always get in touch!

My maps are extremely high quality reproductions of original maps.

I source original, extremely rare maps from libraries, auction houses and private collections around the world, restore them at my London workshop, and then use specialist giclée inks and printers to create beautiful maps that look even better than the original.

My maps are printed on acid-free archival matte (not glossy) paper that feels very high quality and almost like card. In technical terms the paper weight/thickness is 10mil/190gsm. It's perfect for framing.

I print with Epson ultrachrome giclée UV fade resistant pigment inks - some of the best inks you can find.

Please contact me if you're looking for a print on canvas or cotton rag.

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If you want to make your old map really unique, I am able to personalise your map with a short message, for example:

- "Happy birthday, Ben! From Mum & Dad"

- "To My Beloved. Let's Explore The World Together!"

This message will be added to the map in such a way that it looks just like a real part of the map.

Select the "Personalise Map" option above if you'd like to add map personalisation to your map.

Learn more about my map personalisation service.

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