Plan of Paris & the Surrounding Communes Shewing the Fortifications & All Modern Improvements

Method Lithograph
Artist Davies, Benjamin Rees
Published Drawn & Engraved by B.R. Davies. Weekly Dispatch Atlas 138 Fleet St. Day & Son Lithrs. to The Queen [London, c.1863]
Dimensions 425 x 620 mm
Notes A large scale, double page plan of Paris and surrounding communes, from the Dispatch Atlas. In addition to various points of interest, municipal boundaries, planned boulevards, and railways, the map also provides a clear view of the Thiers Wall, built between 1841 and 1844, and demolished shortly after the Great War.

Between 1857 and 1863, the British newspaper The Weekly Dispatch published a series of maps. Over 100 maps were produced, and in 1863, the maps were gathered together to form The Dispatch Atlas. The atlas contained county and country maps, as well as several city maps. Each of the maps featured a distinctive image of a half-globe with a winged mercury above.

Benjamin Rees Davies (c.1789-1872) was a British map-engraver, publisher, printer, and cartographer, particularly known for his work with Samuel Arrowsmith, the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK), and the Dispatch Atlas.

Condition: Vertical centre fold as issued.
Framing unmounted
Price £175.00
Stock ID 48506