This beautiful map of Paris was hand-drawn by the king’s cartographer Nicolas de Fer in 1705. It is incredibly detailed, has multiple French inscriptions, and shows the city as it was at the beginning of the 18th century when it was the second largest city in Europe. This map is the last one in the series of eight maps published in a four-volume Traité de la police by Nicolas de La Mare. It was one of the earliest attempts to illustrate historical change with maps and shows the growth of Paris from Roman times up to 1705, the year of publication. While the original map was drawn in black ink on white paper, our skilled artists added a touch of blue to emphasize the River Seine, which adds to the overall look of the art piece. It will be a perfect addition to any living room or bedroom wall and will be a magnificent present for a true Francophile.