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SERVICE GEOGRAPHIQUE DE L'INDOCHINE. -  Plan de la ville de Hanoi.
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Title : Plan de la ville de Hanoi..
Date : Hanoi, November 1902.
Size : 20.9 x 31.1 inches. / 53.0 x 79.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Rare and detailed plan of Hanoi, scale 1:10.000. The plan was published at the occasion The Exhibition of Hanoi which opening its doors on November 3, 1902. The exhibition marked the achievements of French colonial rule in Indochina, highlighted the accomplishments of Doumer’s administration, and acknowledged the positive role of financial loans to Indochina in transforming the colony.
The map is published by the Service geographique de l'Indochine and prepared by sergeant Lecureur.
The Frenchman Jules-Léon Dutreuil de Rhins produced at the end of the 19th century a general map of Indochine who formed the basis for all further mapping of the French " le Bureau topographique du corps d’occupation ".
In 1881 a local Land Registry or Cadastre was created and in 1899, the commander Lubanski, head of the Topographic Bureau, develop a comprehensive program that was approved by the Governor General Paul Doumer.
The "Bureau topographique en Service géographique de l’Indochine" was ordered to make astronomical and geodetic triangulations, survey maps, make topographic studies of interest to public services, and the drafting and publication of maps.
Lubanski the battalion commander, leads the service in 1902 at the exhibition in Hanoi: and presents in 1903-1904 a report on the exploration of the railway. ¤
Condition : Folded map in very good to mint condition. Colour photo-etching. With a detailed key in the bottom right.

ID: 33232

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