Auction 146, Lot 500

"Departt. du Gard", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Southern France, Rhone Wine Region

Period: 1849 (published)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.4 x 10.6 inches
41.7 x 26.9 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 department of Gard hosts some of the major appellations of the Cotes du Rhone located to the northwest of Avignon, and Costieres de Nimes with vineyards in the area between Nimes and the Petit Rhone. Located along the right bank of the Rhone River, these estates produce some of the most distinctive wines in the world with emphasis on spicy red and rose wine from Carignan grape varieties such as Syrah and Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre. A terrific map for the wine connoisseur.

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Condition: A

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

Estimate: $90 - $130

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/4/2013

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