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pyrenees orientales levasseur french department antique map

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French department - Pyrenees Orientales


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Original antique map


From Levasseur's 'Atlas National Illustre'. This area is well-known wine producing region. A wide variety of wines come out of this region, including the famous Muscat wine. This wine can be tasted as an aperitif or with dessert. It pairs especially well with Roquefort cheeses. 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 : Small spot in right hand margin.

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artist Victor Levasseur
method Steel-engraving with original hand-colouring
date 1856
size 330mm by 470mm (sheet)
SKU MP3118