Antique Map of the Hautes Pyrenees, France

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Antique map titled 'Dépt. des Htes. Pyrénées'. Map of the French department of Hautes Pyrenees, France. This area is home to the wine producing region, Madiran. Madrian is best known for producing a powerful red wine made from the Tannat grape. This area also makes a number of cheeses, including Tomme Noire des Pyrenees and Roquefort cheese. 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. This map originates from ‘Atlas National de la France Illustré’ by V. Levasseur. Published by A. Combette, Paris, 1854.

Victor Jules Levasseur (1795–1862) was a French cartographer widely known for his distinctive decorative style. He produced numerous maps more admired for the artistic content of the scenes and data surrounding the map than for the detail of the map

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: 1854

Overall size: 52.5 x 35.5 cm.