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Auction 198, Lot 414

"Atlas de la Gastronomie Francaise",

Subject: France, Atlases

Period: 1938 (published)


Color: Printed Color

8.5 x 10.6 inches
21.6 x 26.9 cm
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This rare pictorial atlas gives a visual journey through the gastronomic pleasures of each region in France. The atlas was beautifully illustrated by Libis with 13 full-color maps of various regions in France. Each map lists the food and beverage specialties of key cities and is filled with charming illustrations. The maps are accompanied by text describing the gastronomy of each province in more detail. Lists of the key winemakers of the wine and champagne producing regions are also included. At the end of the volume are 16 basic recipes to regional dishes. This atlas was created by Maurice Edmond Sailland (1872-1956), who went by the pen-name Curnonsky and was one of the most prolific writers of French gastronomy in the early 20th century. In his introduction, Curnonsky explains that the atlas is an invitation to travel through France and appreciate its culinary offerings, as the gastronomic universe is "bounded by the borders of France." Published under the patronage of the Gourmets de l'Ecu de France and printed by Draeger Frerés in Paris. Quarto. Softbound with illustrated front cover.


Condition: A

The interior is clean and bright. The covers are lightly soiled with "1938" written in pen on the front cover.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/19/2024