1921 Labouche Freres City Map or Plan of Toulouse, France

Toulouse-labouche-1921
$200.00
Plan de la Ville de Toulouse.
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1921 Labouche Freres City Map or Plan of Toulouse, France

Toulouse-labouche-1921

An rare city map of Toulouse, France, a city which dates back to Roman times.
$200.00

Title


Plan de la Ville de Toulouse.
  1921 (dated)    18.5 x 23.75 in (46.99 x 60.325 cm)     1 : 9200

Description


This is a 1921 Labouche Frères city map or plan of Toulouse, France. The map depicts the city from the Gare de Toulouse to the Cimetière de Terre Cabade and from the Gare Raynal to the Parc du Ramier du Chateau, which is most likely where the Stade TFC is situated today. Myriad buildings are labeled throughout, such as train stations, churches, government buildings, and schools. Roads, town squares, and parks are also identified. Town districts are noted. An index of major buildings throughout the city, including churches, military posts, City Hall, the town markets, and historic buildings, is situated along the right border, while a street index is included in the lower left corner. Both maps give the location of each site relative to its location on the map's grid, since the entire map is divided up into a grid and each square is assigned a number. That way the viewer can locate anywhere that they want to go.
Publication History and Census
This map was created and published by Labouche Frères in 1921 in Toulouse. We have been unable to locate any other known examples of the 1921 edition, but examples of the 1923 edition are part of the collection at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the University of Basel.

Cartographer


Labouche Frères (1848 - 1960) was a French publishing house founded by Hector-François Labouche in Toulouse, France in 1848. An engraver, lithographer, Labouche was born in Pamiers, France and moved to Toulouse to start his business, which his sons Eugène (1867 - 1938) and Lucien (1864 - 1959) inherited. Beginning around the turn of the century, Eugène and Lucien began publishing postcards which became a massive success for the brothers. By 1907, Labouche had published over 10,000 different cards, and would publish tens of thousands more by 1939. The house remained in production through the war years and, after World War II, began to print postcards in large numbers again. Today, the consul général de la Haute-Garonne owns their archives.

Condition


Very good. Even overall toning. Light wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.

References


OCLC 903187967 (1923 edition).
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