1833 Eustache Hérisson Map of Paris, France

Plan de la Ville et Faubourgs de Paris, Divise en 12 Mairies.

1833 Eustache Hérisson Map of Paris, France


The Paris of Victor Hugo and the June Rebellion.

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Plan de la Ville et Faubourgs de Paris, Divise en 12 Mairies.
  1833 (dated)    22.5 x 31.5 in (57.15 x 80.01 cm)     1 : 10500


A stunning large 1833 map of Paris, France, by Eustache Hérisson. Centered on the Ile de la Cité, this map covers central Paris from the Champ de Mars and the Arc de Triomphe to the Place du Trone (Place de la Nation), and from the Abattoir to the Observatoire de Paris. The map shows gardens, important buildings, cemeteries, Parks, Streets, public places, Bridges, and 12 districts, or Maries. Surrounding the map is a comprehensive street index. This is the Paris of Louis-Philippe, Victor Hugo, Théodore Rousseu, Jean-Pierre Dantan, and the June Rebellion. That year, sadly, there was also a terrible cholera outbreak threat forced the cancellation of the 1833 Salon de Paris.

This map was published by the Chez Jean firm. Although many similar maps were published, revised, and republished by various firms from about 1780, the present example is rare with only 2 examples appearing in the OCLC.


Eustache Hérisson (1759 – 1818) was a French cartographer and geographical engineer active in Paris during the early years of the 19th century. Hérisson was a student of the 18th century hydrography Rigobert Bonne. He was a member of the Société Royale. Much of his work was republished posthumously by Bassett, Brue, and others.

Chez Jean (fl. 1797 - c. 1829) was a French publishing house active in Paris during the late 18th and the early 19th centuries during the Napoleonic Period. The firm seems to have produced a large corpus of books, maps, and engravings, but despite this, they remain obscure and little is known of their history. Their offices were first located t no. 32 Rue Jean de Beauvais, then at 10 Rue Jean de Beauvais.


Very good. Minor verso reinforcements on original fold lines.


OCLC 892737530.