Auction 136, Lot 540

"Dept. de la Cote d'Or", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1869 (published)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

17 x 12.3 inches
43.2 x 31.2 cm

Victor Levasseur's "Atlas National Illustre" and "Atlas Universel Illustre" are among the last decorative atlases published. The maps are all lavishly illustrated with scenes of the countryside, products and activities indigenous to the region.

The Côte d’Or is the heartland of Burgundy, where the region’s most famous and expensive wines are found. The Côte d'Or itself is split into two parts: the Côte de Nuits situated south of Dijon and the Côte de Beaune in the vicinity of the town of Beaune. The Côte de Nuits is most famous for its red wines produced from Pinor Noir grapes. The Côte de Beaune is renowned for its white wines derived from the Chardonnay grape. Small amounts of rose and sparkling wine are also produced. Burgundy is home to some of the most expensive wines in the world, including those of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Domaine Leroy, Henri Jayer, Emmanuel Rouget, Domaine Leflaive and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

This is Levasseur's most evocative wine region map with scenes of the harvest and grapevines across the top and wine barrels and bottles at bottom. A terrific map for the wine connoisseur.


Condition: A

Original color, as issued, with minor surface soil in the margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 6/1/2011