1920 Leconte Pocket Map of Paris, France ( with Eiffel Tower and Metro)

Paris-leconte-1820
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Nouveau Paris Monumental Inineraire Pratique de L'Etranger Dans Paris.
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1920 Leconte Pocket Map of Paris, France ( with Eiffel Tower and Metro)

Paris-leconte-1820


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Title


Nouveau Paris Monumental Inineraire Pratique de L'Etranger Dans Paris.
  1920 (undated)    21 x 27 in (53.34 x 68.58 cm)

Description


A later example of the famous 'Nouveau Paris Monumental' tourist pocket map of Paris. Covers Paris from the Bois de Boulogne to the Bois de Vincennes. Monuments and important buildings are shown in relief - including the Eiffel Tower. Also shows roadways and Metro lines. Though undated, the state of development of the Paris Metro, particularly the extension of the 11, suggests that this map must have been printed around 1920 - 1925. Verso offers a similar map of the greater Paris area extending as far as Chartres, Bray, Vignes and Beauvais. Folds into original, though battered, red paper binder

Cartographer


A. Leconte (fl. 1880 - 1930) was a Paris based guidebook and map publisher active in the later part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is one of the publishers of the attractive art nouveau style "Nouveau Paris Monumental" series. Leconte is often associated with L. Guilmin, another Paris based map publisher of the same period. Leconte s name appears on maps and guidebooks of Paris well after his death ( though we can't date this event with any precision ) to about 1980.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear on original folds. Map of the greater Paris vicinity on verso. Folds into original paper binder.