Plan de Paris a l'Echelle de 2 Millim, pour 25 Metres, Indiquant les Nouveaux percements et les changements de noms de Voies publiques avec plans supplementaires pour Les Bois de Boulogne et de Vincennes.
1878 (dated) 32.25 x 42 in (81.915 x 106.68 cm)
A stunningly executed 1878 large format folding pocket map of Paris, France by E. Andriveau-Goujon. Focuses on the old walled center of Paris from Neuilly in the northwest to Pantin in the northeast, Issy in the southwest, and Ivry in the southeast. Inset maps detail the gardens of Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes. Offers extraordinary detail of the city on a scale of 1:12,500. Details individual buildings, streets, monuments, gardens and palaces. Shows exceptionally remarkable attention to detail in the public gardens where subtle expressions of landscape design are apparent. Predates the Eiffel tower. Color coded by arrondissement. Engraved by P. Mea of 70 Rue St. Victor, Paris for E. Andriveau-Goujon of 4 Rue du Bac, Paris, 1878.
J. Andriveau and J. Goujon (fl. 1805-94), working collectively as Andriveau-Goujon, were among the most prominent cartographic publishers in 19th century France. Maps by Andriveau-Goujon are often confusing to identify as they can be alternately singed J. Goujon, J. Andriveau, J.Andriveau-Goujon or simply Andriveau-Goujon. They published numerous pocket maps and atlases throughout the 19th century and often worked with other prominent French cartographers of the time such as Brue and Levasseur. Andriveau-Goujon are especially well known for their high quality case and library maps.
Very good condition - no notable flaws. Detached from but accompanied by original linen binder. Disected into 37 sections and mounted on linen. Original linen backing in excellent condition.
Vallee, Leon, Catalogue des plans de Paris et des cartes de l'ile de France, (Bibliotheque Nacionale), # 98.