Antique Map of the Seine River and Paris, France

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Antique map titled 'Dépt. de la Seine'. Map of the French department of Seine. Focusing on Paris, this map covers from the Foret de St. Germain to the Bois Notre Dame and from Versailles to Chelles. Shows the city walls as well as the ring of fortifications completed in 1848. The embastillement of Paris was perhaps the most extravagant waste of resources of the July Monarchy. The whole is surrounded by elaborate decorative engravings designed to illustrate the cultural wealth of the region. There is a short textual history of Seine 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.