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A French cartographer’s superb world map (Henri Chatelain, circa 1718). Carte tres curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des remarques nouvelles et tres utiles.. (Very curious map of the Southern...

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Creativity of cartography extends to the elaborate decorative narrative in Levasseur maps of the departments of France and her colonies. The ornate decoration included historic statistics, important people from the region, and trades and produce.  Some of the most elaborately decorative maps ever published are the antique maps of the French Departments and Colonies by Victor Levasseur. 

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