Nouveau Paris Monumental Inineraire Pratique de L'Etranger Dans Paris.
21 x 27 in (53.34 x 68.58 cm)
A highly decorative map of Paris dating to c. 1910. Covers the historic center of Paris as well as some of the surrounding countryside - in particular the Bois de Boulogne. Designed with the tourist in mind, this map shows all major monuments and historic attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, in profile. Train and tram lines are noted in blue. Folds into original art nouveau style red binder which also contains a short guide to the city in English, French and German.
A. Leconte (fl. 1880 - 1930) was a Paris based guidebook and map publisher active in the latter 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. Early in World War II (1939 - 1945) the firm published anti-German propaganda, but briefly shut down operations during the occupation. 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. More by this mapmaker...
Very good condition. Original fold lines exhibit minor wear. Attached to original red cardboard guide and binder. Map of Paris and Environs on verso.