More Pictorial Maps by Jacques Liozu

Here are some more pictorial maps by French illustrator Jacques Liozu. I’ve blogged before about Liozu and posted some of his pictorial maps of American states, but here we have some maps he drew from a totally different region of the world: northern Africa!

Since my last post about Liozu, I found out a little more about the man behind the maps. But just a little! It turns out very little is known about Jacques Liozu, just that he was born in Albi in the south of France in 1910 and died in Bourg-Madame in 1974. He is best known for his maps, but he also illustrated postcards as well as educational and historical stories for young people. He was most active in the 1940s and ’50s. I wonder if he traveled to all the places he drew maps of, or if he just worked out of a library…

You can see more scans of his work on this website. You can also purchase high-quality scans of his maps in my Etsy shop where I specialize in antique maps.

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976_saharab 978_rio_de_oro3.5x3.5b 980_cairob 981_alexandriab 982_moroccob 997__casablancab 998_constantinopleb spanish_moroccob

About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My usual interests are cooking, wine, horticulture, art, and old books, but lately I've been obsessed with saving for a piece of land, so I can practice sustainability and learn to live as close to the land as possible, and then help others to do the same. To relax I listen to Dharma talks. Namaste!
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