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hautes alpes levasseur french department antique map

French department - Hautes Alpes

$165.00

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Original antique map
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Dept. des Hautes Alpes' Steel engraving with original outline hand-colouring., 1856, from Levasseur's Atlas National Illustre. This area of France is known for its production of Coteaux and Collines Rhodaniennes wines. The area is also famous for its chestnuts. The whole 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. A couple of small spots.
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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 330mm by 470mm (sheet)
SKU MP3130