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Architecture and city planning
Navy Hydrographic Office, Plan of La Rochelle (undated)
Contemporary cities are also represented in these collections: medium-scale topographical maps, large-scale maps from the French Ministry for Territorial Reconstruction following the Second World War, plans for urban displays throughout the world belonging to the Decaux company, etc.
The Prints and Photographs Department holds very extensive collections of printed and hand-drawn city plans ranging from the 16th century to modern times: general plans, bird’s eye views, partial plans of urban development projects, etc.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011