Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower
Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower

Rare Old Map of Paris, France by Georges Peltier, 1950 - Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Eiffel Tower

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 Ah, the finest map ever made of Paris, put together by Georges Peltier in 1950. This is a birds-eye map of Paris, or, as the map states, 'a view of the centre of Paris taken from the air'.

As a result, Paris's beautiful landmarks are rendered fantastically in three dimensions and in great detail. Everything is here, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe...

This map is widely considered to be the best old map of Paris ever made, and it's shown here with a very nice original handcolouring scheme of red and green.

This map is an unusual size - it's very wide - and would make a fantastic statement piece above a sofa, table, mantelpiece or staircase. It looks magnificent at every size and you'll always be able to read the writing on the map. I can print very large versions of this map up to 190 inches (490cm) wide. Get in touch if you're looking for very large maps. Please note that the 24x15 inch map has white edges that will help with framing, or they can be easily snipped off. All other maps, and all framed maps, are just like the listing images.

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

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.

My standard frame is a gallery style black ash hardwood frame. It is simple and quite modern looking. On maps up to 36 inches (91cm) the frame is 1.5-3cm (0.6in to 1in) 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 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, please get in touch.

See some examples of my framed maps and framed canvas maps.

A few different frame colours are available for free (black, brown, white, oak and antique gold). Custom framing and mounting/matting is available if you're looking for something else.

Alternatively, I can also supply old maps on canvas, foam board, cotton rag and other materials.

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

Some of my old maps are now available as framed canvases. Please contact me if you'd like to order a size that isn't available on my shop.

Canvas old maps are an interesting alternative to conventionally framed maps. Depending on your personal taste and room decor, canvas maps can "pop" a bit more than a framed map.

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For most orders, delivery time is about 3 working days. Personalised and custom made maps take longer, as I have to do the personalisation and send it to you for approval, which usually takes a day or two.

Please note that for larger framed orders (over 40in/100cm), and some other framed sizes, the delivery time will be closer to 7-10 days.

If you need your order to arrive by a certain date, please contact me before you order so that we can find the best way of making sure you get your order in time.

I have specialist printing and framing facilities in 17 countries around the world. This means your map will be made locally, which cuts down on delivery time and reduces the chance of your map being damaged during delivery. There won't be any extra taxes or duties to pay, and we'll put less CO2 into the air.

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If you're looking for the perfect anniversary or housewarming gift, I can personalise your map to make it truly unique. For example, I can add a short message, or highlight an important location, or add your family's coat of arms.

The options are almost infinite. Please see my map personalisation page for some wonderful examples of what's possible.

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Get in touch if you're looking for more complex customisations and personalisations.

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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.

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