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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

An exceptional c. 1890 map of Nice, France, at the height of its Belle Epoque splendor. Compiled for American travelers in the south of France, this map was composed by R. Duquenoy and Foiret. It covers the rapidly expanding coastal city and its immediate environs extending along the Bay de Anges from Barimasson the the Batterie de Montebaron and then eastward to Villefranche. It extends northwards as far as Rimiez.

With the arrival of the railway in 1864, Nice became the vogue destination for aristocratic European hivernants during the winter months. Belle Epoque architecture sprang up throughout the city dramatically expanding its borders and permanently redefining the urban landscape. Nice became a playground where a confident aristocracy could flaunt their wealth and good taste.

Despite its popularity during this period, maps of Nice are exceedingly rare and hardly ever appear on the market. Of this map there are only a few known surviving examples, the present offering being the only example in private hands.

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