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Viladevall - Cerdà collection


Cerdà's signature of the Eixample map

Documentation related to Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer (1815-1876), deposited in the attorney firm of Pere Viladevall successor of Manuel Oliu i Huguet who negotiated with the Ajuntament de Barcelona and the Ministerio de Fomento de Madrid the payment of the outstanding debts from both institutions to Cerdà.

Collection donated in 2006 by the family Viladevall to the Cartoteca de Catalunya on the occasion of the demolition of the building where there was the old attorney office.

At first, this collection consisted of maps acquired by the Col·legi d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Catalunya who deposited them on the Ajuntament de Barcelona.