Paris Monumental et Métropolitain.
21.25 x 26.5 in (53.975 x 67.31 cm)
1 : 22160
This extremely appealing c. 1913 pocket map of Paris, France by Robelin, combines the virtues of a map and a view. Designed with the tourist in mind, this map illustrates the embastilled center of Paris and its immediate vicinity. Paris proper is colored in appealing pastels and exhibits more 'map-like' qualities in the layout of the streets, trains, and bridges. Various monuments, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur, the Pantheon, and others are illustrated in profile. Major streets, subway lines, and subway stations are also noted. Paris is surrounded in green, including the Bois de Boulogne and the Bois de Vincennes. Several of the surrounding villages are labeled as well.
Publication HistoryThis map was created and published by Robelin c. 1913. Though undated, we can assign an approximate date based on the evolution of the Paris metro and the map's overall style and construction. With this edition of the map, the fact that the Rue d'Allemagne metro stop had not yet been renamed Jaurès, which happened in 1914 after Germany declared war on France at the outset of World War I, allows us some indication of an approximate date. The map is accompanied by the original accompanying guide, featuring 12 pages of texts with guides to museums, libraries, and other points of interest in French, English, German, and Spanish.
Very good. Verso repairs to fold intersections. Small areas of infill at some fold intersections. Infill to left border not affecting printed image.