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1910 Hachette Pocket Map of Paris, France


1910 Hachette Pocket Map of Paris, France


Plan of Paris illustrating the early development of the Paris Metro.



Plan de Paris.
  1910 (undated)     27 x 33.5 in (68.58 x 85.09 cm)     1 : 14000


An attractive map of Paris, France issued around 1910 by Hachette and Company. The map covers the old walled city of Paris from the Bois de Boulogne in the west to the Bois de Vincennes in the east. All streets are labeled as are various gardens, rail lines, parks, and important buildings including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Invalids, Notre Dame, and countless others. Hachette was issuing this map in preliminary states from as early as 1894. While the current example is undated, the presences of the walls and the development of the Metro, and help us to narrow a date to the early years of the 20th century.


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.


Good. Minor soiling. Dissected and mounted on linen in 28 panels. Original linen.