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loire inferieure levasseur french department antique map

French department - Loire Inferieure

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Original antique map
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Dept. de la Loire Inferieure' Steel engraving with original outline hand-colouring., 1856, from Levasseur's Atlas National Illustre. This area of France is part of the Loire Valley wine region, and is especially known for its production of Muscadet, a white wine produced from the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety. This area is also famous for a variety of cow's milk cheese known as Fromage du Cure Nantais. The map 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 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 MP3123