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Description: This wonderful mid-nineteenth century lithographic bird’s-eye view features the main exhibition hall, the Palais d’Industrie, set along the Champs-Elysées. The building was designed and built through the collaboration of architect Jean-Marie Viel and engineer Alexandre Barrault.

In the distance the Arc de Triomphe is visible and the busy avenue is alive with pedestrians and carriages. The image is titled: “Exposition Universelle. Vue Generale du Palais de l’Exposition Prise a Vol d’Oiseau”.

The lithographer was Charles Claude Bachelier and there is a blindstamp at the lower center indicating that “H. Plon” is the officially authorized entity for views of the Palais. Image area: 6 1/2″ x 10″ printed on a 10 1/2″ x 14 1/4″ sheet of heavy stock paper. Item #PR00454

Condition: Scattered light foxing, otherwise good condition.