17th Century France in 3D

Hundreds of years before the advent of satellite photography and Google Earth, French monarchs used detailed scale models to micromanage their realm…

Not only is it fascinating these intricate models of cities and forts would have been commissioned in the first place, but quite amazing they’ve actually been preserved intact for hundreds of years.

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2 responses to “17th Century France in 3D

  1. kubera

    pretty cool, to bad there wasn’t a piece on their construction

  2. Yeah, it would be fascinating to know exactly how they were done using the instruments of the time. I guess for that you’d have to visit the scale model museum itself.

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