Cartographic artists

Some cartographers were famous and some others remained unknown, but they were unquestionably all artists, as evidenced by the 1550 map of Paris, by Truschet and Hoyau with its ocher and red houses, or Cassini’s maps, for example.

Let’s discover these 16-18th centuries’ artist cartographers and the maps that have survived.

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