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indre et loire levasseur french department antique map

French department - Indre et Loire

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Original antique map
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Dept. d'Indre et Loire' Steel engraving with original outline hand-colouring., 1856, from Levasseur's Atlas National Illustre. This area is known for its production of Chenin blanc, a white wine grape with a high acidity, and wide variety of goat cheeses. 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.
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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 470mm by 330mm (sheet)
SKU MP3122