The Edition that you are holding is a result of the Exhibition of Ancient Maps of Hanoi & Its Suburbs which was jointly organized by L'Espace (Hanoi France Cultural Center) & Vietnam National Library in the year of 2008. The Edition provided a readership with the process of urbanization & its relevant development of Hanoi during a century (1873 - 1965). Contents: Part One: 1 - Regarding Vietnam National Library's Collection of the maps of Hanoi & its suburbs. By Phan Phuong Thao. 2 - A presentation of Hanoi Province (extracting from DONG KHANH DU DIA CHI). 3 - The excerpt of 18 maps from DONG KHANH DU DIA CHI. 4 - Hanoi City through a maps. By Philippe Papin. Part Two: The Collection of 64 selected ancient maps of Hanoi Province. 1 - The maps of Hanoi Province of the years: of 1873; of 1883; of 1885; of 1889; of 1902; 1909; of 1911; of 1945; of 1946; of 1949; of 1953 - 54; of 1955; 2 - The abridged maps of Hanoi Province of the years: of 1918; 1935; of 1948; 3 - The maps of Ha Dong, Bac Ninh, Son Tay, Gia Lam Provinces of the years: of 1909; of 1911; of 1917; of 1919; of 1954. 4 - The maps: of the Hanoi Exhibition Center of the year of 1902; of Hanoi & Red River Delta of the years of 1928; of the Districts of Tu Son (1911) - Tay Ho - Hai Ba (1960) - Hoan Kiem (1960) - Dong Da (1960). 5 - The maps of the commune of Ngoc Thuy (Bac Ninh Province) & its suburbs (1941); of the Temple of Ngoc Son (1948); of Ngoc Thuy town & its 4 suburb communes . 6 - The guided maps of Hanoi City of the years of 1962 & 65.