Presses Universitaires du Septentrion
The relief-map of Lille
Titre The relief-map of Lille
Sous-titre A short story of an enduring object
Édition 2e édition
Langue anglais
Éditeur Presses Universitaires du Septentrion
BISAC Classifications thématiques HIS000000 HISTORY
Dewey (abrégé) 900 History
Public visé 06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 ) 3377 HISTOIRE
Date de première publication du titre 30 septembre 2019

Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 84 p.
ISBN-10 2757428632
ISBN-13 978-2-7574-2863-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782757428634
Référence 1914
Date de publication 30 septembre 2019
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 84
Format 16 x 24 x 0,8 cm
Poids 158 gr
Prix 8,00 €


The relief map of Lille is part of the French collection of models of fortified towns and cities that began under Louis XIV and continued until Napoleon III. The object has had a turbulent history since it was made in Lille in 1743.
A veritable time machine, the relief map is a mine of priceless information about the 18th-century city and the meticulousness with which it represents the urban landscapes charms all those who see it.
Thanks to painstaking restoration work, the 14 relief maps deposited by the French state at the Palais des Beaux-Arts have rediscovered their freshness in a specially designed gallery. The map of Lille has been digitised and new exhibition technology now makes it easier for visitors to understand.