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charente inferieure levasseur french department antique map

French department - Charente Inferieure

$165.00

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Original antique map
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Dept. de la Charente Inferieure' Steel engraving with original outline hand-colouring., 1856, from Levasseur's Atlas National Illustre. Charente Maritime is a coastal province border Charente, Dordogne, and Gironde (Bordeaux). It is best known as the producer of the world's finest Cognacs. The map proper is surrounded by elaborate decorative engravings designed to illustrate both the natural beauty and trade richness of the land. Levasseur was an important French engineer, cartographer, and engraver of the mid 19th century.
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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 470mm by 330mm (sheet)
SKU MP3126