This is an extremely attractive 1860 pocket plan or case map of Paris, France by the French map publisher Andriveau-Goujon. Covers central Paris as it appeared following the city's historic 1860 expansion from 12 to 20 Arrondissements. Detailed to the level of individual buildings with fortifications, palaces, churches, roads, railroads, rivers, forests and gardens noted. Shows the elaborate forest gardens surrounding Paris, in particular the Bois de Boulogne. A table in the upper left quadrant details the city's 80 Quartiers - which correspond to number sections on the map. The lower left and right hand portions of the map are dominated by a detailed street index. Dissected and mounted on linen. Comes with original linen binder. One of the largest and most impressive pocket maps of Paris we have come across.
Eugène Andriveau-Goujon (1832 - 1897) was a map publisher and cartographer active in 19th century Paris. The firm was created in 1825 when Eugène Andriveau married the daughter of map publisher Jean Goujon - thus creating Andriveau-Goujon. 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 republish 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. More by this mapmaker...
Very good. Original linen backing worn at some fold lines.