Paris Monumental et Métropolitain.
1913 (undated) 22 x 28 in (55.88 x 71.12 cm)
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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 covers the embastilled center of Paris and its immediate vicinity. It reflects the transformation and modernization of Paris under Napoleon III and Georges-Eugène Haussmann. 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 shown 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.
This map was originally owned by an American World War I solider, L.D. Wolford of Oregon. The guide bears his signature on the front cover. He served in the Allied Expeditionary Force in France. Though undated, we can assign an approximate date due to the development of the subway system and the map's overall style and construction. 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. Prepared by Robelin.
Very good. Wear along original fold lines. Repaired tears on verso particularly along the margin. Blank on verso.