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loir cher levasseur french department antique map

French department - Loir and Cher

$165.00

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Original antique map
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Dept. de Loir et Cher' Steel engraving with original outline hand-colouring., 1856, from Levasseur's Atlas National Illustre. This area is mainly known for its production of Selles-sur-Cher, a fine goats-milk cheese. The whole 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. A few spots in top margin.
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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 330mm by 470mm (sheet)
SKU MP3112