"[Lot of 3] Nouveau Paris Monumental [and] Plan de Paris [and] Environs de Paris dans un Rayon de 30 Kilometers",
Subject: France, Paris
Period: 1878-1890 (circa)
Color: Printed Color
1) This a colorful bird's-eye pocket map produced for the tourist trade, which focuses on the monuments, libraries, churches, and museums of Paris. All monuments are prominently shown, e.g. Arc de Triomphe, Tour Eiffel, Hotel-de-Ville and many more. Extends to show the surrounding towns. Coat-of-arms above map in title. Published circa 1890 by Garnier, the map (27 x 19") folds into boards (4.3 x 6") with several pages of descriptions. Fine example with full margins and bright covers. (A+)
2) This pocket map (25" x 18.5") is a segmented and linen-backed plan of the city prepared by Bellaud in 1878. All streets and boulevards are shown and named as are all monuments and places of interest. Locates the Exposition Universelle de 1878, Jardin du Luxembourg and much more. Nicely colored in green, red, blue and black. Folds into hard boards (4 x 6") with gilt stamped titling. Contains 64 pages of street index. The map is on the original linen and is very good to fine. Covers have some wear with the front cover starting to separate and split along spine.
3) This a large map (40 x 30.5") published by Andriveau-Goujon in 1881 that is segmented and backed with linen. The map has both printed and hand coloring, common for this period as printers were transitioning into full printed color techniques. This map provides a wider view than the previous two with Paris at the center and extending to show Pontoise, Palaiseau, Marchemoret, St. Remy, etc. Legend locates roads, railroads, department roads, canals, and much more. Folding into green cloth covers (5 x 8.5") with gilt titling. A few segments with tape reinforcement on verso and a little toning along some segments. Covers soiled and rubbed. (B+)