|Published||Dessine et Grave par Ambroise Tardieu [Paris, c.1815]|
|Dimensions||128 x 308 mm|
A charming early nineteenth century French map of London, featuring boxed illustrations of East India House, the Royal Exchange, the Custom House, Westminster Abbey and the Chapel of Henry VII, and St Paul's Cathedral. The map stretches from Chelsea to Stepney, and from Kennington to Pentonville and Hackney.
Ambroise Tardieu (1788-1841) was a French engraver, cartographer, and publisher. Although serving as a geographical engraver for the French government, he is best known for his portraits and maps, including those from his Atlas universel de geographie, ancienne et moderne, featuring a number of maps by or after Malte-Brun. His son, Auguste Ambroise Tardieu, was a prominent medical illustrator.
Condition: Vertical folds, as issued. Minor time toning to central fold. Minor surface abrasion to sheet.