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Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France. Beautiful Antique Map. Levasseur c1854

Lot, Midi-Pyrenees, France. Beautiful Antique Map. Levasseur c1854


by Levasseur, Victor

Dept. de Lot Carte Ancienne de Geographie de Departement. Antique map of Lot in the Midi-Pyrenees region of France. Probably the least populated region of France, Lot is where black Malbec grapes originated. Capital city of the region is Cahors.
Original steel-engraved map of Lot in Midi-Pyrenees, France, 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 Victor Levasseur established his reputation as a mapmaker between 1838 and 1854 with this series of superb maps for one of the most decorative atlases ever published, Atlas National Illustre (Illustrated National Atlas) published in Paris circa 1854.

The outlining within the map is contemporary (from the time of publication). The beautiful hand-colour to the heavily engraved decoration is later, but certainly makes this a stunning map.
With wide borders, its size is approximately 36 x 54 cm (14 x 21 inches).

Stock Number: amfL.45.CPrice: $250.00