Carte de la Provence d’Oran + Carte de la Provence d’Alger + Carte de la Provence de Constantine. THREE LARGE FOLDING MAPS IN A SLIPCASE.

Pelet, Lieutenant-General Jean-Jacques Germain. 1777-1858.

Book ID: 32606


96 X 140 cm, folding maps laid down on linen, kept inside a marbled paper laid down also on linen, fitted in a slip case, title gilt on spine, all four maps entitled on label laid down verso each map, J. Andriveau-Goujon, (Rue de Bac No. 17), Paris, 1847.


These maps were published after detailed mapping by the French navy adding more information and details which were supplied by French Security Services. Pelet conducted many reforms in the topographic service of the army. He was in particular a strong supporter of the realization of the “map of France” better known as the “Staff card”, which first pages appeared in 1833.

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