Cartes Générale des Chemins de Fer et des Voies Navigables de La France

$575

Well-executed 1861 railroad map of France published under Napoleon III.

Cartographer(s): Napoléon Chaix
Date: 1861
Place: Paris
Dimensions: 89 x 67 cm (35 x 26.4 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

This railroad map of France with a large inset of the environs of Paris is characterized by a simple elegance. It was laid on linen and sectioned so that the traveler (or perhaps railway worker) could carry it as they went. It achieves its purpose with well-executed clarity, using light color shading, highlights, and simple black text that we can appreciate even today.

Railways lines extend into Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland, including Geneva.

Cartographer(s):

Napoléon Chaix

Napoléon Chaix (1807 – 1865) was a publisher based in Paris especially known for his railway maps.

Condition Description

Laid on contemporary linen. Some age-toning. A few expert repairs to the linen, visible on verso only.

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