This is an extremely attractive 1873 map of Paris, France by A. Logerot. Centered on the Seine, this map covers central Paris as contained by the Thiers Wall. Reflects the transformation and modernization of Paris under Napoleon III and Georges-Eugene Haussmann. The map is divided and color coded into 20 arrondissments (20 administrative districts), detailing individual buildings, streets, monuments, gardens and palaces. This map predates the Eiffel Tower, and shows exceptionally remarkable attention to detail in the public gardens where subtle expressions of landscape design are apparent. Throughout important buildings are drawn in profile. Indexes are included in the upper left and right quadrants. Published by A. Logerot in 1873.
Auguste Logerot (fl. c. 1839 - c. 1880) was a French map and general interest publisher active throughout the mid to late 19th century. A. Logerot worked with other French publishers, cartographers and engravers of the period including Fremin, Dufour, Dyonnet, and Vuillemin. He published a large corpus of map and geographical atlases, though few of his map represented unique or exceptionally interesting work. This exception are his wonderful jigsaw puzzle maps - a style popular in 19th century France. Jigsaw puzzle maps are a kind of educational map printed on board and carved up in puzzle format. Logerot's imprint is frequently misprinted as Lagerot or Logeret. Logerot shared offices with several other publishers, printers and engravers at Quai des Augustins 55, Paris. Little else is known of Logerot's life and work.
Very good. Minor wear along original fold lines. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.