Carte Hydrographique du Departement de La Seine.
1852 (dated) 46.5 x 46.5 in (118.11 x 118.11 cm)
This is an extraordinary large format folding map of Paris and its vicinity dating to 1852. Covers from Argenteuil in the northwest to the Foret de Bondy in the northeast and from the Bois de Verrieres in the southwest to Bois Notre Dame in the southeast. Offers extraordinary detail on a monumental scale, showing roadways, waterways, topographical features, and in many cases individual buildings. Prepared by the Engineer in Chief of Bridges (and Chaussees ?) by order of the Prefet de La Seine. Published by Andriveau-Goujon.
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. Dissected and mounted on linen in 24 sections.
U.K. National Archives, WO 78/543.