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Auction 146, Lot 496

"Dept. de l’Yonne", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Northern France, Chablis Wine Region

Period: 1849 (published)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.2 inches
40.1 x 28.4 cm
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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 Chablis region, situated in the Department de l'Yonne, is the northernmost wine district in Burgundy. This classic French white wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in strictly delimited areas surrounding the village of Chablis and along the Serein River. Chablis is noted for its distinctively dry, full-bodied, somewhat acidic character and a flinty aroma derived from the limestone soil of the region. The Grands Cru vineyards, all located north of the village of Chablis, include Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudesir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchots. A terrific map for the wine connoisseur.


Condition: A

There is some minor soil in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/4/2013