Nouveau Paris Monumental. Itinéraire Pratique de l'Étranger dand Paris.
1900 (undated) 20 x 27 in (50.8 x 68.58 cm)
1 : 16000
This is an extremely attractive 1900 tourist pocket map of Paris, France. Published by Garnier Freres, this is most likely the 1900 first edition. The map depicts the walled city of Paris and the immediate vicinity from Billancourt to Aubervilliers and from Puteau to Charenton. Important buildings are illustrated in profile, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur, the Louvre, Nortre Dame, and others. This map was issued in various editions, from roughly 1900 to 1937. Though most examples are undated we can assign an approximate date due to the development of the Metro system and the map's overall style and construction. In this case the first Paris Metro line, the Chemin de Fer Metropolitain, from Maillot to Vincennes, appears, but the extension from Étoile to Trocadéro is not present, allowing this map to be dated between September 1, 1900 and October 2, 1900, when that extension opened.
This map was published by Garnier Freres as part of one of their tourist guides.
Librairie Garnier Freres. The Librairie Garnier Freres were a large and prominent publishing house based in Paris, France. The "Freres" were active from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. Their corpus of work includes maps, guides, novels, historical works, and essays.
Very good. Verso reinforcement along left side. Soiling along left original fold line. Slight wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.