Antique Paris Velocipedist Tourist Map c1900
This is a wonderful Garnier Frères Paris Velocipedist tourist map from around 1900.
The Nouveau Paris Monumental is double sided. One one side, there’s a map featuring the metro and illustrated with Paris monuments. The reverse side shows chateaux and monuments beyond the city, some of which have disappeared. The map shows some metro lines, train routes and there’s a “légende vélocipédique” for cyclists.
Printed before Metro line 12 was built and suburbs were just leafy hamlets.
It still has its original smart hardback cover with embossed detail.
Measures 29 inches x 22 ¼ inches
Very good condition, no tears or stains. Slight foxing around the corners.