I am not an antique map expert; postcards are my specialty. But anything with "Paris" catches my eye and this "Environs de Paris" map is an incredible understated abstract work of art! The Frenchman I got it from says it is a military map from 1909. All I can say with certainty is that on the map itself, there is a notation that it was revised in 1901-1902 and it cost one franc! It measures 34 x 28 inches and is canvas/linen backed. It shows some wear (itty bitty holes in the canvas backing on some of the map section corners -- see close up pictures) but considering it is more than a hundred years old, I'd still say it is in overall fine antique condition. It has, in my opinion, a wonderful "antique" look to it. The paper is not bright white but an antique cream white. I've included photos as well as one direct scan (the very first picture). For color accuracy, go by the direct scan. Any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Imagine this double matted and framed for unique wall art!
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Please note: if you'd love an antique map of France for wall art, I can get canvas-backed maps of sections of France quite easily and these would not be as 'tres cher.' However, canvas-backed maps of specifically Paris are harder to find. If you are looking for a particular area or city, just let me know!
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