This is an extremely attractive c. 1850 map of Paris, France and its environs by French map publisher Andriveau-Goujon. Covers the Paris area from Vaux in the northwest to Dampiere in the southwest to Juilly in the northeast and Grisy in the southeast. Detailed to the level of individual buildings with palaces, churches, roads, railroads, rivers, forests and gardens noted. Shows the elaborate gardens surrounding Paris, in particular the gardens of Versailles. Dissected and mounted on linen. Comes with original marbled paper slipcase. One of the finest and most highly detailed maps of the environs of Paris we have encountered.
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.
Very good condition. Dissected and mounted on linen in 21 sections. Original linen in find conditon. Comes with original marbled cardboard slipcase.