Historic Map : Leconte Map of Paris wMonuments and Map of The Expositi - Historic Pictoric

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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.
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  • 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.
This is an extremely attractive 1931 tourist pocket map of Paris, France. Covers the old walled city of Paris and the immediate vicinity. Drawn in a lavish art deco style with important buildings are shown in profile, including the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacre-Coeur, the Pantheon, and others. Shows both the train and Metro lines throughout the city. This map was issued in various editions from, roughly 1900 to 1937. This example is exceptional in that it was issued in 1931, the year Paris hosted its International Colonial Exposition, a map of which appears of the verso. This incredible event, which was held in the Bois de Vincennes, lasted six months and drew nearly 33 million visitors. It was intended to showcase the riches and diversity of France's colonial possessions and included, among other wonders, a human zoo. Attached to original paper binder on the Exposition side of the map. Engraved by L. Poulmarie and printed by Gaston Maillet. Published by A. Leconte and L. Guilmin, of 38 Rue St. Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris. The photo above shows both the front and back of a single sheet.

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