14 Paris Maps, Starting At 360 C.E.
By Andrew Belonsky
Paris, 360-1575In this series of maps we see Paris grow from a rudimentary, medieval town (360 C.E., above) to a regional hub and, in the final image, into a sprawling urban center born after the Hundred Years war ushered in the early modern period and an erstwhile monarchy.
The colorful Renaissance is clearly in full swing by 1550.
Images via Old Maps of Paris.