Auction 146, Lot 504

"Dept. de Lot et Garonne", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Southwestern France, Bordeaux Wine Region

Period: 1849 (published)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 11.3 inches
41.9 x 28.7 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.

Lot et Garonne is known as the Garden of France and is the lesser known part of the famous Bordeaux wine region. Centered on the Garonne River, the appellations include Buzet, Marmandais and Cotes de Duras. Buzet vineyards extend along the left bank of the Garonne between Agen and Marmande and include the famous wines of Nerac and Cuvee Napoleon. The Cotes du Marmandais lies on either side of the river Garonne with a climate similar to that of the Graves and Entre-Deux-Mers regions. The vineyards produce numerous grape varieties including the local varieties of Abouriou and Fer. The region makes particularly good sweet whites (moelleux) from semillon, sauvignon blanc and muscadelle, with the addition of ondenc and mauzac grapes. 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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