1878 Hachette City Plan or Pocket Map of Paris, France

NouveauPlanParis-hachette-1878
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Nouveau Plan De Paris Divise en Vingt Arrondisements.
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1878 Hachette City Plan or Pocket Map of Paris, France

NouveauPlanParis-hachette-1878

Detailed city plan of Paris.

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Title


Nouveau Plan De Paris Divise en Vingt Arrondisements.
  1878 (undated)    28 x 32.5 in (71.12 x 82.55 cm)     1 : 16000

Description


This is a beautiful c. 1878 city plan or map of Paris, France by the French cartographer A. Vuillemin. Centered on the Seine River, it covers embastilled Paris as contained in the Thiers Wall. Parts of the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes is also included. It reflects the transformation and modernization of Paris under Napoleon III and George-Eugene Haussmann.

Known in French as the 'Grands Travaux,' Haussmann's redesign of Paris defined it as a modern city, with narrow alleyways and confusing streets replaced by a broad network of grand boulevards, imposing facades, parks, and monuments.

Divided according to 20 Arrondisments, the map notes individual streets, monuments, churches, town halls, railways, gardens and palaces. Important and historic buildings are shown in profile. This map was drawn by A. Vuillemin and engraved by E. George.

Cartographer


Hachette and Company (fl. 1826 – present) was founded by Louis Hachette (1801 - 1864) in 1826 with the purchase of the Paris Bookshop Brédif. Shortly after acquiring the bookshop Louis Hachette began publishing Le Journal pour Tous, a successful general interest magazine. He also published a series of useful reference works which were sold through Paris in bookshops, train stations, and public offices. These included multiple maps and atlases geared toward the tourist visiting Paris for the first time. Louis Hachette himself died in 1864, but his empire continued to grow under the governance of his sons. Eventually the Hachette publishing firm came to dominate French publishing and attracted international interest. Via a series of mergers and acquisitions the firm eventually came under the control of Filipacchi Media and was rename Hachette-Filipacchi. Today the firm publishes books and magazines internationally.

Condition


Very good. Overall toning. Map is dissected and backed with linen. Minor wear along original fold lines. Minor foxing.