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Auction 101, Lot 343

"[Lot of 5 - French Departments]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France - Brittany

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 11 inches
39.9 x 27.9 cm
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Following the French Revolution the country was divided into 89 departments and the ancient Province of Bretagne (Brittany) was split into five departments; Finistere, Cotes du Nord, Ille et Villaine, Loire Inferieure and Morbihan. These maps have the common theme of the sea illustrated in the vignettes as well as Breton dress, prehistoric monuments, flora and fauna, etc. An attractive and historical set.


Condition: A

Even age toning with wide margins. Vignettes uncolored, as issued.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 12/4/2002