"Le Louvre Achevé et la Nouvelle Rue de Rivoli," which translates to "The completed Louvre and New Rue de Rivoli," depicts an aerial view of Paris, seen from a hot air balloon. Philippe Benoist (French, Geneva 1813–ca. 1905) was a popular lithographer and executed several series of landscape views of France and Switzerland. This print probably dates to the 1850s or 1860s, during the reconstruction of Paris organized by Georges-Eugène Haussmann.
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