Ref: Industry006, 1900, George Phillip & Son
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Old map of France Industries and Communications circa 1900. Steam ship routes, including distance between ports in nautical miles and time taken to travel, are clearly labelled. For example Bordeaux to Liverpool took 2 1/2 days by steamship in 1900.
St.Etienne is a city in east-central France that is known for producing fire-arms.
Snails are considered a delicacy in France, and are to be found in Dijon.
Paris, the capital city, also known as 'The City of Love', and crossed by the River Seine, jewellery, gloves, and porcelain. The Eiffel Tower was built approximately ten years before this map was published in 1887.
Lyon lies at the junction of the Rhone and Saone rivers and is known for it's silk. The Basillica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere was built there, with private funds, between 1872 and 1874.
Lille, a city on the northern tip of France in French Flanders, on the Deule River, is known for it's cotton manufactures.
The Bay of Biscay is fished for oysters, mackerel, tunny, and sardines.
George Phillip (1800 - 1882) was a cartographer and map publisher during the nineteenth century. Born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he founded his business in Liverpool, producing maps and educational books. His son, George II, joined the business in 1848 and they moved to London in 1856, trading under the name George Phillip & Son.
Originally producing maps from copper plates which were hand coloured (usually by women), they progressed to producing machine coloured maps on a power-driven lithographic press by the latter half of the nineteenth century. They published maps from various cartographers including J.Bartholomew.
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