Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Map of the Week - Paris circa 1900

My wife gave me a "Vintage Maps" 2009 calendar as a Chanukah gift. This is the April map. Speaking in highly technical cartographic terms, I love the cool monuments as well as the details of woods, parks, forts and city walls. I stare at this map way too much at work and don't get other things done.
It is odd that no map credits are given in this calendar. There is just a title; "Paris Circa 1900". I usually like to have a link or give credit for the maps I post but in this case I must defer to the calendar's publisher Cavallini & Co.

Here is a detail of part of Central Paris for your viewing pleasure.


Anonymous said...

I think 1901 isn't very accurate... Sacré Coeur wasn't completed until 1914.

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Kevin Brown said...

This map was actually issued over a long period of time with minor updates and modifications. We have had examples as early as 1870 and as late as 1930. Since this is a reproduction prepared for a calendar, they editors probably did not invest themselves seriously in researching the individual maps.

-Geographicus Antique Maps

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Anne (cornucopia) said...

I just discovered your blog after doing a search for vintage map Paris. I love maps! This one is wonderful.