SUPERB ACCESSORY FOR VINTAGE CAR ENTHUSIAST. Nouvelle Carte routiere des environs de Paris' - a well-preserved collection of 5 large coloured fold-out maps,' à l'usage des cyclistes, automobiles, touristes, etc. , contained in their original vintage leather case, with distance reader, 1907. Solid leather carrying case, containing 5 fold-out maps, each segmented and laid on linen backing as per the norm for travelling maps.Marbled covers to each map, with applied Edward Stanford printed paper labels on one side. Smaller S tanford labels also applied to bottom right margin of maps. Case with black stamped lettering, leather handle on lid and metal clasp clipping down flap of lid. Original map'distance reader', gauged for inches to miles'or Verstes. And centimetres to kilometres, contained in buttoned leather wrap-over on underside of lid. Taride, Paris, and drawn by P. Scale 1/100000, 1cm to 1km. Undated but 1907 ref:'Catalogue des plans de Paris et des cartes', Léon Vallée, Paris, 1908. Size: case measures 19.5cm x 12.9cm x 7.4cm / maps measure (unfolded) 17.3cm x 11.2cm and (folded out) 102cm x 78cm. Case with minor marking and rubbing. Inner hinge of lid with wear to one side.
The distance reader in excellent shape. Yellow silk divider mainly perished. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images closely. A wonderful accessory for a vintage car enthusiast, showing Paris and its environs, to be kept in the trunk on those long motoring trips. You'd get hopelessly lost if you tried using these today, but they'd provide an overwhelming sense of nostalgia!This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "kernoozers" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.