Book Description

Map of of the Railways of Europe. Carte de l’Europe Indiquant les Chemins de Fer, les principales routes et les subdivisions des états by Girard and Barrėre, Paris circa 1930. Engraved by Blondeau. On paper size 130 by 104 cm. Scale 130 km. to the inch. Full colour. A detailed map of Europe with parts of north Africa and the Middle East that appears to have been published at the very end of the First World War. The territorial changes that resulted from the war and the Russian Revolution are not all shown in full: the Baltic states have emerged, France has regained Alsace Lorraine but the borders of Russia have yet to be finalised and Poland does not appear as an independent state. Serbia is still shown and there is no Yugoslavia. The Ottoman Empire seems to have collapsed and superceded by new states and frontiers. The main subject of the map is clearly the European railway network, yet addition to all the railways some of the earliest air routes and airfields are marked and appear in the key. A fascinating oddity in Good to VG condition. Has been folded.
Author Blondeau
Date 1930
Publisher Girard and Barrėre
Illustrator Blondeau
Condition Good to VG

Price: £55.00

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