1890 Logerot Map of Paris, France
Description: This is an extremely attractive 1890 tourist pocket map of Paris, France by Maison Logerot and J. Gaultier Sr. Centered on the Seine, this map covers embastilled Paris as contained by the Thiers Wall as well as its immediate vicinity, including the Bois de Boulogne and Bois de Vincennes. Reflects the transformation and modernization of Paris under Napoleon III and Georges-eugène Haussmann. The map is divided up into 20 arrondissments (20 administrative districts), detailing 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. Throughout important buildings are drawn in profile. This map was issued one year after the 1889 construction of the eiffel Tower for the 1889 exposition Universelle or Paris World's Fair. This map was prepared by A. Logerot in 1890.
Date: 1890 (dated)
Source: Gaultier, J., Paris Actuel en 20 Arrondissements., 1890.
Cartographer: Auguste Logerot (fl. c. 1839 - c. 1880) was a French map and general interest publisher active throughout the mid to late 19th century. A. Logerot worked with other French publishers, cartographers and engravers of the period including Fremin, Dufour, Dyonnet, and Vuillemin. He published a large corpus of map and geographical atlases, though few of his map represented unique or exceptionally interesting work. This exception are his wonderful jigsaw puzzle maps - a style popular in 19th century France. Jigsaw puzzle maps are a kind of educational map printed on board and carved up in puzzle format. Logerot's imprint is frequently misprinted as Lagerot or Logeret. Logerot shared offices with several other publishers, printers and engravers at Quai des Augustins 55, Paris. Little else is known of Logerot's life and work. Click here for a list of rare maps by A. Logerot.
Size: Printed area measures 24.5 in height x 32 inches in width (62.23 x 81.28 centimeters)
Condition: Good condition. Dissected and mounted on linen. Linen split at places. Folds into original binder.
Code: Paris-logerot-1890 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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