1 year ago
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Peeking in at the Map Restorer's Shop
Last week we took a short vacation in Paris. One of our many long walks was along the Promenade Plantee, a linear elevated park that runs along an old railway viaduct. The Viaduct des Arts is a line of specialty arts and crafts stores in the archways underneath.
They also offer hand colorization. Below is the Roussel Plan of Paris from 1730. A sign in the window has the following prices in euros (about $1.30 per US dollar); 355€ for the black and white map, 2,050€ for colorization and the complete package with masking and framing for 3,020€.