Carte des Lignes, French Line
Date of Creation:
This fine map of the Atlantic Ocean, outlines the routes taken by the
Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, French Line between Europe and the Americas. The company was founded in 1861, and began sailing from Le Havre to Mexico in 1862. From 1864 they added a service from le Havre to New York, a journey which took about eight days, they also sailed to Canada via Plymouth, throughout the Mediterranean and routes to the West Indies.