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lozere levasseur french department antique map

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French department - Lozere


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Original antique map


From Levasseur's Atlas National Illustre. This remote mountainous part of Languedoc is rural, sparcely populated, and extremely beautiful. This area of France is famous for its cheese production. Their Roquefort, 'Bleu des Causses', and Tomme de Loz_re varieties, for instance, are world-renowned. The Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella also passes through the northern part of this region. The map proper 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. CONDITION : Faint crease over top right hand corner. One tiny spot in left hand margin.

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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 470mm by 330mm (sheet)
SKU MP3129