Plan de Tunis.
1899 (undated) 23.75 x 31 in (60.325 x 78.74 cm)
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A scarce Tunisian published map of Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, dating to about 1899 by the French cartographer E. Tardy. Oriented to the west, this map covers all of Tunis as it appeared at the end of the 19th century. Street, parks, rail lines, important buildings, and neighborhoods are all identified. A table in the upper right identifies coordinates for consulates, schools, government offices, hotels, hospitals, banks, monuments, train stations, and military establishments.
When this map was prepared Tunis was governed by a combination of local authorities and the French Protectorate (1881 – 1956). In many ways this was a golden age for Tunis and a period of rapid urban development that saw the construction of grand parks, boulevards, waterworks, public transport, electrical works, and rail lines. At the time nearly half of the population was European.
This map was drawn by E. Tardy and engraved by Hayet and Vanney. Tardy was the principal geography of the French Service Topographique. The map appears to have been published in Tunis by J. Danguin (10, Avenue de France, Tunis). This map is very scarce. The OCLC identifies only one example, in a different edition, located in the archives of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
Very good. Minor wear on original fold lines. Verso reapair on a few fold intersections. Separated but accompanied by original binder. Blank on verso.