Dept. du Rhone. Region de l'Est, France Levasseur antique map c1854
by Levasseur, Victor
Antique map of the Department of Rhone, Eastern region of France with capital city of Lyon. Carte Ancienne de Géographie de Département.
Beautiful original steel-engraved map of Dordogne in Aquitaine, with its geography surrounded by a superbly engraved narrative of the region, with illustrations of produce, commerce, industry, local landmarks, peasants in regional dress, historically important people, and scrolls with statistical information. Illustrations are by Aristede-Michel Perrot and Raimond Bonheur, engraving by Laguillermie and Rainaud, text by E. Grezel, and geography and statistics by Victor Levasseur.
Levasseur established his reputation as a mapmaker between 1838 and 1854 with these beautiful maps for one of the most spectacular atlases ever published, Atlas National Illustre (Illustrated National Atlas). The outlining within the map is contemporary (from the time of publication). The fine hand-colour to the heavily engraved decoration is later, but certainly makes this a stunning map.
With wide borders, as published this map is approximately 54 x 36 cm (21 x 14 inches).
Stock Number: amfL63Price: $242.00