1924 Boucicaut Map or Plan of Paris, France illustrating the Magasins do Bon Marche

PlandeParis-boucicaut-1924
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Plan de Paris des Magasins du Bon Marche.
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1924 Boucicaut Map or Plan of Paris, France illustrating the Magasins do Bon Marche

PlandeParis-boucicaut-1924


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Title


Plan de Paris des Magasins du Bon Marche.
  1893 (dated)    21 x 27 in (53.34 x 68.58 cm)     1 : 19000

Description


This is an attractive decorative c.1893 map of Paris, France intended to promote the Magasins du Bon Marche. Centered on the Seine, this map covers the embastilled center of Paris showing all major roads, monuments, rail lines, bridges, and parks. There are two large decorative vignettes, in the top right and bottom left quadrant, each presenting difference views of the grand Magasins du Bon Marche.

The Magasins du Bon Marche were constructed in 1852 by Aristide Boucicaut, the author of this map to be, Paris' first large department store. The grand edifice was enormously successful and served as a model for other department stores around the world. Today the Magasins du Bon Marche are still functioning as an active department store under the ownership of LVMH (Louis Vuitton). The map was drawn by A. Guibal and engraved by E. Charaire.

Condition


Very good. Minor wear and toning along original fold lines. Minor spotting. Professionally flattened and backed with archival tissue.