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Departement de Lot-et-Garonne. Antique map. Levasseur c1855

Departement de Lot-et-Garonne. Antique map. Levasseur c1855

by Levasseur, Victor

Dept. de Lot et Garonne. Carte Ancienne de Geographie de Departement. Antique map of Department of Lot-and-Garonne in the Aquitane grape-growing region of south-west France. Capital Agen. Other major cities are Marmande, Nérac, & Villeveuve-sur-Lot on the Lot France.

Original steel-engraved map 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 personage, coats of arms, and scrolls containing statistical information. Geographer and engineer Victor Levasseur established his reputation as a mapmaker between 1838 and 1854 with this series of maps for one of the most decorative atlases ever published, Atlas National Illustre (Illustrated National Atlas) published in Paris circa 1855.

The outlining and hand-colour within the map is contemporary (from the time of publication). The beautiful hand-colour to the heavily engraved decoration (not done justice in this scan!) is of a later date, but certainly makes this a stunning map. With wide borders, its size is approximately 36 x 54cm (14 x 21 inches).

Stock Number: amfLe.46.CPrice: $220.00