An attractive plan of Bordeaux

By LAPIERRE, Alfred, 1888 
£600
£360

Nouveau Plan de la Ville de Bordeaux A L’Usage des Promeneurs Par Alfred Lapierre [with] Tableau des Voies de la Ville de Bordeaux et de la Banlieue.

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  • Author: LAPIERRE, Alfred
  • Publication place: Bordeaux
  • Publisher: Feret & Fils
  • Publication date: 1888.
  • Physical description: Lithographed map with original full colour, dissected and laid on linen, folding into original red cloth covers, lettered and tooled in gilt [with] accompanying printed booklet, some black and red ink staining to front cover.
  • Dimensions: 565 by 710mm. (22.25 by 28 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11833

Notes

A map of the city of Bordeaux. Bordeaux had enjoyed an architectural renaissance over the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, fuelled by wine exports. The map was made thirty years after the first official classification of Bordeaux wines, initiated by the Emperor Napoleon III, and viniculture remained the economic backbone of the region.

The accompanying booklet contains a list of street names both in Bordeaux and in the suburbs and their location on the map, a list of industrial and government buildings, and adverts for local businesses.