Le Nouveau Guide de l'Etranger Dans les 20 Arrondissements de Paris.
1878 (dated) 23 x 31 in (58.42 x 78.74 cm)
This is an extremely attractive 1878 tourist pocket map of Paris, France by A. Logerot. Centered on the Seine, this map covers central Paris as contained by the Thiers Wall. Reflects the transformation and modernization of Paris under Napoleon III and Georges-eugène Haussmann. The map is divided up into 20 arrondissments (20 administrative districts), detailing individual buildings, streets, monuments, gardens and palaces. Shows exceptionally remarkable attention to detail in the public gardens where subtle expressions of landscape design are apparent. Throughout important buildings are drawn in profile. Indexes are present in all four corners. The upper left corner index details an indicative table of 20 districts and 80 districts of Paris. The upper right, lower right and lower left corner indexes detail the Omnibus, Tramways and Boat services. This map predates the eiffel tower and is color codes by arrondissement. This map was prepared by A. Logerot in 1878.
Auguste Logerot (fl. c. 1839 - c. 1880) was a French map and general interest publisher active throughout the mid to late 19th century. A. Logerot worked with other French publishers, cartographers and engravers of the period including Fremin, Dufour, Dyonnet, and Vuillemin. He published a large corpus of map and geographical atlases, though few of his map represented unique or exceptionally interesting work. This exception are his wonderful jigsaw puzzle maps - a style popular in 19th century France. Jigsaw puzzle maps are a kind of educational map printed on board and carved up in puzzle format. Logerot's imprint is frequently misprinted as Lagerot or Logeret. Logerot shared offices with several other publishers, printers and engravers at Quai des Augustins 55, Paris. Little else is known of Logerot's life and work.
Good condition. Some wear on fold lines and to original linen backing. Linen split at places.