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

Archived

Place/Date:
Paris / 1805 circa
Size:
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
TardieuAtlas
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820
Size:
44 x 31 inches (if joined)
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39803dd
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820
Size:
42 x 31 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
56663
Place/Date:
Paris / 1814
Size:
40 x 32 inches (if joined)
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23140
Place/Date:
Paris / 1806
Size:
19 x 30 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
19956
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23899
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1792)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18739
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0087
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
14176
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
8003
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
19343
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39567
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785
Size:
11 x 8 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
44003
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18775
Place/Date:
Paris / 1821
Size:
22 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
35999
Place/Date:
Paris / 1795
Size:
17 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
14371
Place/Date:
Paris / 1795
Size:
17 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
36826dp
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0867
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
7515
Place/Date:
Paris / 1785 circa
Size:
16.75 x 12.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
17285
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18093
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#:
40409
Place/Date:
Paris / 1790 circa
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49025
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1795)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18776
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
40956
Place/Date:
Paris / 1783
Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43613
Place/Date:
Paris / 1783
Size:
17.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
43557
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
18.5 x 12 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23898
Place/Date:
Paris / 1820 circa
Size:
15 x 10 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23926
Place/Date:
France / 1797
Size:
17 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41420
Place/Date:
Paris / 1784 (1796)
Size:
16.5 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
18740