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bas rhin levasseur french department antique map

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French department - Bas Rhin


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Original antique map


From Levasseur's 'Atlas National Illustre'. Part of the Alsace wine region surrounding Strasbourg. This mountainous area on the west bank of the Rhine River is known for producing Munster cheese. The map proper is surrounded by elaborate decorative engravings designed to illustrate both the natural beauty and trade richness of the land. There is a short textual history of the regions depicted on both the left and right sides of the map. Levasseur was an important French engineer, cartographer, and engraver of the mid 19th century. CONDITION : One spot in right hand margin.

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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 330mm by 470mm (sheet)
SKU MP3115