I am looking for online versions of the Cassini maps (i.e. "the first general maps of the territory using a measuring apparatus were made by the Cassini family during the 18th century" from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_cartography) - preferably all maps combined in one map if such a thing exists. I

I tried the national library of France site (http://www.bnf.fr/fr/acc/x.accueil.html), but when I click on a Cassini map, it always gives me the message "La page recherchée n'existe pas !" (the page you were looking for does not exist).

Does anyone know where I can find the maps online (and preferably combined in one map)?

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    This is available on Wikimedia Commons: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/… The rest of the category: here.
    – Semaphore
    Dec 18, 2017 at 16:08
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    @Semaphore: As you know, comments are ephemeral; you should write this up as an answer. Dec 19, 2017 at 10:10
  • @PieterGeerkens I was expecting you guys to VtC this for being a resource request.
    – Semaphore
    Dec 19, 2017 at 10:11
  • @Semaphore: I will never close a map question - I'm a hobbit. I might abstain on the vote. Dec 19, 2017 at 11:03

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@Semaphore pointed out that Cassini maps are available on Wikimedia Commons. The combined map can be found here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/0_Cassini_Carte_France_cadr%C3%A9e.jpg

The rest of the category here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Carte_de_Cassini

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