Hand Colored Antique Map of the Department of Creuse, France

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Antique map titled 'Dépt. de l'Ariège'. Map of the French department of Haute-Vienne, France. Haute-Vienne is home to the commune of Limoge, which makes oak barrels used in the production of Cognac. This area is also quite famous for its porcelain (Limoge Porcelain) which they have been making since the 1700’s. 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 Illustree' published by V. Levasseur, circa 1852. Victor Levasseur (1800–1870) 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. Victor Levasseur's "Atlas National Illustré" and "Atlas Universel Illustré" are among the last great decorative atlases published.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Shows some wear and soiling, blank verso. Few small tears/splits in margins. Please study images carefully.

Date: c.1852

Overall size: 55.2 x 37.2 cm.