The tale of the 1880 Atlas des Plans de Paris

Michael Shirrefs

Theatrum orbis terrarium, by Abraham Ortelius, published by Apud Ant Coppenium Diesth, Antwerp, 1574

Atlas des Plans de Paris is a remarkable book containing reproductions of ancient maps showing the development of Paris, from its beginnings in Roman times as a village in the middle of the Seine. Former Creative Fellow Michael Shirrefs will discuss his research into the book’s origins.

This talk is part of the Collection Reflections series, in which State Library Creative Fellows and staff discuss the Library’s amazing collections and display fascinating collection items. It’s a free event, but bookings are required.

Tuesday 3 May 2011, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Book online; Email; Tel 03 8664 7099.
Cowen Gallery, Level 2a (wheelchair accessible).