Italie Partie Meridionale
1867 26 x 40 in (66.04 x 101.6 cm)
This is a magnificent 1867 hand colored case map of Southern Italy, Naples, Sardinia, and Sicily. Produced by the well regarded mid 19th century French cartographer J. Andriveau0Goujon in Paris. The map is official entitled 'Italie Partie Meridionale.' Divided into 21 linen backed segments.
Eugène Andriveau-Goujon (1832 - 1897) was a map publisher and cartographer active in 19th century Paris. Maps by Andriveau-Goujon are often confusing to identify as they can be alternately singed J. Goujon, J. Andriveau, J.Andriveau-Goujon, E. Andriveau-Goujon, or simply Andriveau-Goujon. This refers to the multiple generations of the Andriveau-Goujon dynasty and the tendency to republisher older material without updating the imprint. The earliest maps to have the Andriveau-Goujon imprint were released by Jean Andriveau-Goujon. He passed the business to his son Gilbert-Gabriel Andriveau-Goujon, who in 1858 passed to his son, Eugène Andriveau-Goujon, under whose management the firm was most prolific. Andriveau-Goujon published numerous fine pocket maps and atlases throughout the 19th century and often worked with other prominent French cartographers of the time such as Brue and Levasseur. The firm's stock was acquired by M. Barrère in 1892.
Generally fine condition, no restoration, slight age toning, minor transference.