Auction 105, Lot 390

"[Lot of 2] Dept. du Doubs [together with] Dept. du Jura", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 11.2 inches
41.9 x 28.4 cm

Lovely, decorative pair of maps of France departments, both in the Franche-Comte region bordering Switzerland. Dept. du Doubs is lavishly surrounded with scenes representing the bounty of the area, and Besancon is the capitol. There is also a list of the celebrites claimed by Doubs, one of whom is the writer Victor Hugo. The second map is of the Dept. du Jura, which borders Doubs. The products of this region festoon this map, some of them are fish, cheeses, rabbits, paper and beer. Lons-le-Saulnier is the capitol of this department.

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Condition: A

Both maps nice and bright with wide margins. Library stamp in blank margin of Dept. du Doubs.

Estimate: $50 - $80

Sold for: $40

Closed on 12/3/2003

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