Nouveau Paris Monumental Inineraire Pratique de L'Etranger Dans Paris.
1928 (undated) 21 x 27 in (53.34 x 68.58 cm)
This is an extremely attractive c. 1928 tourist pocket map of Paris, France. Covers the old walled city of Paris and the immediate vicinity. Important buildings are shown in profile, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur, the Pantheon, and others. Shows both the train and Metro lines throughout the city. This map was issued in various editions from, roughly 1900 to 1937. Though most examples are undated we can assign an approximate date due to the development of the Metro system and the map's overall style and construction. Attached to original red paper booklet which is itself split at spine. A similar map of the greater Paris environs appears on the verso. Engraved by L. Poulmarie and printed by Gaston Maillet. Published by A. Leconte, of 38 Rue St. Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris.
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.
Leconte, A., Plan Monumental Paris & Environs Itineraire Metropolitan, 1928.
Good. Wear and verso repairs along some fold lines - especially at fold intersections. Map of greater Paris area on verso.