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1927 Leconte and Joly Map of Paris, France w/ Monuments

Paris Monumental. - Main View

1927 Leconte and Joly Map of Paris, France w/ Monuments


Attractive Art Deco Map of Paris and its monuments.


Paris Monumental.
  1826 (undated)     16 x 22.5 in (40.64 x 57.15 cm)


This is an extremely attractive 1926 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. Published by L. Joly and A. Leconte, of 15 Quai Saint-Michel, Paris.


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...


Joly, L. and Leconte, J., Plan Commode de Paris avec L'itineraire des Autobus & Tramways Metropolitain, 1926.    


Good. Wear and verso repairs along some fold lines - especially at fold intersections. Some damage to left margin from the glue with which it was originally attached to booklet. Map of Paris Metro on verso. Comes with original booklet and Paris guide.