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Pierre Antoine Tardieu (1784-1869), also known to sign his works as PF Tardieu, was a prolific French map engraver and geographer. The Tardieu family, based in Paris, was well known for their talent in engraving, cartography, and illustration. Pierre Antoine’s father, Antoine Francois Tardieu, was an established cartographer who published numerous atlases. His son is said to have collaborated with him for many years before establishing his own independent career.

Pierre Antoine Tardieu’s most famous work includes engravings of the islands of La Palma and Tenerife, for which in 1818 he was awarded a bronze medal by King Louis-Phillipe for the beauty and accuracy of his mapping. Other famous work includes his mapping of Louisiana and Mexico, engravings of Irish counties, maps of Russia and Asia, and his highly celebrated illustrations of all the provinces of France. He was also the first mapmaker to engrave on steel.

Tardieu was a popular map engraver in his lifetime, enjoying the patronage of the likes of Alexander von Humboldt and respect among his peers. In 1837, he was appointed the title Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. As was written in his obituary in the Bulletin of the Geographical Society of France, he was renowned for his combination of technical talent and scholarly research skills and praised for furthering his family’s well-respected name in the scientific arts.

Place/Date:
Paris / 1790 circa
Size:
16 x 14 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40861
Place/Date:
Paris / 1790 circa
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
35898
Place/Date:
Paris / 1840
Size:
25 x 23 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
62421
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40464
Place/Date:
Paris / 1783
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43742
Place/Date:
Paris / 1790
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
60479
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785 circa
Size:
17.5 x 13.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39769
Place/Date:
Paris / 1787
Size:
12.5 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58635

Archived

Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
5.5 x 5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18721
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23899
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
8 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18723
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
5 x 5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18720
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23976
Place/Date:
Paris / 1799
Size:
8 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0339gh
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
5.5 x 5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18724
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
5 x 5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18719
Place/Date:
France / 1797
Size:
17 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41420
Place/Date:
Paris / 1783
Size:
17 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43444
Place/Date:
Paris / 1783
Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43557
Place/Date:
Paris / 1801
Size:
8.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0214
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
18.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23898
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
40956
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23926
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
10 x 7 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35452
Place/Date:
Paris / 1783
Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43613
Place/Date:
Paris / 1843
Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
7493
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1792)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18739
Place/Date:
Paris / 1821
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35999
Place/Date:
Paris / 1821
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
64403
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1792)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18738
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785 (?)
Size:
26 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
16399
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1796)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18740
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18776
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18775
Place/Date:
Paris / 1782 circa
Size:
18.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41890
Place/Date:
Paris / 1782 circa
Size:
18.5 x 15.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
33806
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
18736
Place/Date:
Paris / 1790 circa
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40333
Place/Date:
Paris / 1790 circa
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49025
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785 circa
Size:
16.75 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
17285
Place/Date:
Paris / 1815
Size:
10.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30344
Place/Date:
Paris / 1815
Size:
10.5 x 10.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
28272
Place/Date:
Paris / 1790 circa
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
40409
Place/Date:
Paris / 1814
Size:
40 x 32 inches (if joined)
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23140
Place/Date:
Paris / 1795
Size:
17 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
14371