Sunday, April 11, 2021

The 1865 Astrié Map

This particular map is unique: Astrié notes both the locator number as well as the page number in his text for 405 burial sites. 

He uses a complicated, and, I think, confusing system of numbering the divisions. He refers to massif or “clumps” of graves within a division system that is unique to his book. 

The cemetery layout he illustrates, however, does resemble the present layout so figuring out grave locations isn’t terribly difficult.

Théophile Astrié, Le Cimetères de Paris: guide topographique, historique, biographique, artistique, Paris: A. Faure, 1865. 


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