Ancien Régime (old feudal/royal order) engineering corps constructed fortifications for city protection and to house new armaments. Maps were drawn for planning upkeep, for use during the actual construction on the ground and copies were also held by the King in Paris. Further copies were often made for warfare chronicles and for private collections.
chanoines réguliers de la Trinité ont leurs héritages et propriétés - 18th century.
(2 more rural land use maps below)
et de l'Aisne publiée par Matot-Braine.
Lithograph - 1859.
Probably late 18th-early 19th century.
approuvé en 1806 Saguery, fait par l'ingénieur en chef du département
de l'Aube [plan des canaux et du port de flottage de Troyes].
The Champagne-Ardenne region of France is directly east of Paris. All the material above comes from Terres de Champagne-Ardenne: Cinq siècles de cartographie, a Troyes library website posted in conjunction with an exhibition they are having between April and June this year.
All the words here are mine and are a product of my own translations, deductions, reasoning, web reading and some web translations. So I recommend you sprinkle on some salt prior to digestion. This is an excellent website and I've only provided a few mouthfuls from an otherwise sumptuous meal for those of the cartohistoriological persuasion. More power to francophonic visitors.
Apart from this final map (which comes from here) I've uploaded full size files so click on the images above for a larger view. It's a mostly flash website using Zoomfiy making extraction of images/image details a bit difficult. Some of the Zoomify boxes and library stamps have been removed from the background.