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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maps of Paris collection
    Date (inclusive): 1754-1907
    Number: P910001
    Physical Description: 152 maps
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: A collection of 152 printed maps of Paris and its environs, dating from the mid-18th to early 20th centuries. Most are hand-colored, indexed, and many are illustrated with vignettes of famed monuments.
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    Language: Collection material is in French.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired as a collection in 1991.

    Processing Information

    The collection was originally processed and rehoused, by Brian Parshall in 1997. Brian Parshall's original finding aid was created in 1997. Karen Meyer Roux created the corresponding bibliographic records in 2015 and 2016. Laura Schroffel encoded a new finding aid from the bibliographic records in 2017.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A collection of 152 printed maps of Paris and its environs, dating from the mid-18th to the early 20th centuries. Most are hand-colored, indexed, and many are illustrated with vignettes of famed monuments. Various innovative cartographic techniques are utilized, including the "méthode Zugenbuhler," the "système Acklin," and the "procédé de géomontographie Bauerkeller," a bas-relief process. Most are mounted on canvas to facilitate folding, and many are in original folders and/or slipcases.
    The collection covers the period during which Paris was transformed from a largely medieval city into a modern metropolis under Napoléon Bonaparte and Napoléon III, reflecting the division of the city into 12 arrondissements, and the building of the rail system and train stations. Most prominent are the changes instigated by Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809-1891) for Napoléon III during the 1850s and 60s, including the cutting of wide, straight, arterial thoroughfares; the renovation and expansion of the system of bridges across the Seine; the creation of the modern water and sewer systems; the demolition and rebuilding of the Île de la Cité into an administrative and religious center; and the annexation of the suburbs, resulting in a total of 20 arrondissements. The map from 1873 indicates buildings and monuments destroyed during the Paris Commune. Included also are guides with maps for the Expositions nationales of 1844 and 1849, and Exposition universelle of 1889.
    Unless otherwise specified (i.e. "paper only"), all maps are mounted on canvas.

    Arrangement

    Arranged by date and numbered 1 through 152.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Topics

    Commune de Paris (France : 1789-1794
    Exhibitions -- Franc
    Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France
    Paris (France) -- Map
    Paris (France) -- Pictorial work
    Paris Suburban Are

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Prints
    Maps