The Da Vinci Chalice Group discovery and Exhibition of the Lost Royal Map of Paris Louis XIV The davinci Chalice Group proudly announced that one of the rarest and priceless maps would be offered for public exhibition-loan,the trust also agreed to place the Map on the market for sale.
News-Antique.com - Oct 28,2007 - The Map,"Le Carte Particulier des Environs de Paris" dated 1678, is nine sheets of 45 X 41 cm. each approx. size 3' X 4'. Described as a bird's eye view of Paris, considered the first metric map, hand colored by Charles Le Brun, the Kings Royal artist, designer for the Chateau de Versailles. As discussed in the book, The Story of Maps, by L.A. Brown, this is not just an important map, it represents a scientific and historical event. The Map took over seven years to make and was
one of the most expensive projects of it time, according to Colbert, the Royal Finance minister. The Director of the new French Royal Observatory, Jean Dominique Cassini, worked with a huge cast of historically important scientist and intellectuals from all over Europe. There
scientific invention and application of the metric system,
allowed future generations to explore and map the world, space and eventually visit the stars, with precision
There are two known black and white copies of the map;
One in the French Bibliotheque National, Paris. One in the Royal Queen of England collection in London.
For more information about the Map and other projects
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