Topo maps – old style!

February 11th, 2012

Fascinating exhibit in the Nef of the Grand Palais – relief maps of key cities in France for use by generals planning their defense… or their assault!  Since satellite photos didn’t exist in the 17 and 1800s the methods were painstaking and labor intensive.

If you’ve missed this exhibition some of these are on display in the Musée de l’Armée in the Invalides.

A close-up of the center of Grenoble

 

 

This was one of the smaller ones on display

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