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Auction 104, Lot 440

"[Lot of 6 - French Departments]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 11 inches
41.9 x 27.9 cm
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Fine selection of wine region maps from one of the last decorative atlases of the 19th century. 1) Dept de la Nievre is located within the famous Burgundy wine region. The map is handsomely decorated in the theme of wine, with a grape arbor across the map. 2) Dept. de Loir et Cher is located within the traditional regions of Touraine and Orleanais, now known as Centre. Wonderful wine-themed decorations abound on this map. 3) Dept. du Cher is also located within the modern region of Centre. 4) Dept. de l' Indre in present-day Centre is embellished with scenes of agriculture and game. 5) Dept. de La Creuse is within the Limousin region. This map is surrounded by scenes of a fox hunt, wine and regional produce. The capitol of Aubusson, famous for its textiles, is noted as well. 6) Dept. d' Indre et Loire is located within Centre. The map is embellished with two river goddesses, vineyards and much else of interest. Size varies slightly.


Condition: A

Some with marginal soil, all have embossed library stamp in blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/10/2003