Paris Ses Monuments.
1925 (undated) 21.5 x 27.5 in (54.61 x 69.85 cm)
1 : 15000
This is an attractive c. 1925 tourist pocket map of Paris, France by F. Borromens. Covers the old walled city of Paris and the immediate vicinity. Gardens, monuments, and parks are illustrated either in profile or in the form of vignette engravings. Identifies numerous buildings and a number of surrounding communities and gardens, including the Bois de Boulogne. 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. The map also notes individual streets, churches, town halls, gardens, bridges and palaces.
Though undated, we can assign an approximate date due to the development of the Metro system (specifically Metro line 9 and Metro line 7) and the map's overall style and construction. Printed by Monroco and drawn and engraved by F. Borreman. Published by A. Taride of 18-20, Boulevard St. Denis, Paris.
Alphonse Taride (fl. c. 1850 - 1918) was a prolific Paris based publisher active in the late 19th and early 20th century. Publishing as "A. Taride", the firm produced a large corpus of work including numerous maps, tourist guides, histories, and pocket plans of different parts of France. With the advent of the automobile and improved roadways in the early 20th century, the name "Taride" became synonymous with high quality roadmaps. Taride has his offices at 18 - 20 Boulevard St. Denis, Paris.
Very good. Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Minor foxing.