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Map Carte de France

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About this Item


  • Carte de France


  • Cassini, César-François, 1714-1784
  • Andriveau-Goujon, J.
  • Société de la carte de France
  • Dépôt de la guerre (France)

Created / Published

  • [Paris : Société de la carte de France], 1756-[1818]


  • -  France--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  France


  • -  Relief shown by hachures.
  • -  Title from sheets no. 1 and no. 6.
  • -  Publication taken over by Dépôt de la guerre in 1793.
  • -  Publication information and dates from Pelletier's Cartes des Cassini, 2002.
  • -  Engravers named on some sheets: C. Aldring, Aubin, J.A. Aveline, Beauvais, Bourgoin, R. Brunet, N. Chalmandrier, Chambon, Desbruslins, B. Desfontaines, Dupain-Triel fils, Durand, Foin, Le Roy le ainé, Le Roy le jeune, J. Séguin.
  • -  Sheet no. 160 was never published, but its projected coverage was included in some states of sheet 131.
  • -  Most sheets include both a sheet number in the upper right or middle margin and a number in the upper left indicating the order of publication, e.g. no. 3, feuille 11.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  LC scanned copy is LC copy 2 from the Hauslab-Liechtenstein collection. This is a complete set, hand colored, on uncut sheets of heavy paper.
  • -  LC copy includes 2 different states of sheets 5, 6, 41, 43, 77, 78, 109 (feuille 68), 110, 113, 141 (feuille 73), 142, 161, and 162.
  • -  LC copy includes 2 copies of sheets 10 and 78 (1 copy of 1 state, 2 copies of the other).
  • -  LC copy includes some sheets mounted in sections on cloth backing.
  • -  LC copy imperfect: lacking sheets 1, 7, 8, 24-28, 60-64, 93-98, 102-105, 125-130, 167, 170-72.
  • -  AACR2


  • 175 maps on 182 sheets ; sheets 65 x 95 cm. or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G5830 s86 .C3
  • G5830 s86 .C3 Copy 2 Vault: HL 30-1-175. Map 1 dated 1735. Hand col. on uncut sheets of heavy paper. Sheets 63 x 95 cm.
  • G5830 s86 .C3 Copy 3 Vault. Complete set of 175 maps, including variant editions of some sheets printed with a different numbering system. Bookplates on verso of sheets follow the numbering of the other two LC copies. Some sheets annotated in brown, some in red. Sheets 133 and 134 hand colored. Sectioned and mounted on cloth. Originally folded and filed in boxes 21 x 16 x 9 cm. Bookplate of J. Andriveau Goujon, géographe editeur, collector of set, on verso of each sheet.


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • gm72002942

Online Format

  • image

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Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Cassini, César-François, J Andriveau-Goujon, Société De La Carte De France, and Dépôt De La Guerre. Carte de France. [Paris: Société de la carte de France, -1818, 1756] Map.

APA citation style:

Cassini, C., Andriveau-Goujon, J., Société De La Carte De France & Dépôt De La Guerre. (1756) Carte de France. [Paris: Société de la carte de France, -1818] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Cassini, César-François, et al. Carte de France. [Paris: Société de la carte de France, -1818, 1756] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.