Turgot map of Paris, Kyoto University Library
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English: The Turgot map of Paris was published in 1739 as an atlas of 20 sectional bird's eye-view maps and one simplified general map with a 4 x 5 grid showing the layout of the 20 sectional maps. Each map is about 30.5 x 19.2 inches (77.5 x 49 cm) and consists of double facing sheets. If the sectional maps were laid out as a single large map of Paris, it would measure 122 x 96 inches (3.1 x 2.4 meters). The perspective view of the map is toward the southeast. Digital versions (at various resolutions and in JPEG format) of a copy of Turgot's atlas at the Kyoto University Library were published in the year 2000 on the library's website (see ). The library website divided the highest resolution (150-DPI) images of each map into separate, slightly overlapping detailed views (for example, see plate 1). The images shown here have been reassembled from the detailed views into complete sectional maps corresponding to the original plates of the atlas.
The simplified general map gives an overview of the sectional maps and indicates their locations in a 4 x 5 grid.
The complete map of Paris is divided into a 4 x 5 array of sectional maps, plates 1–20 of the atlas.