Hand Colored Antique Map of the Department of Tarn Et Garonne, France

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Antique map titled 'Dépt. de Tarn et Garonne'. map of the French department of Tarn et Garonne, France. This map is centered around the city of Moissac, which is known for its fine desert grapes. This area produces a number of quality wines, such as AOC Fronton, Cotes de Brulhois, and the Vins de Pays des Côteaux et Terrasses de Montauban. Tarn et Garonne is also home to the area of Côteaux du Quercy, which has a reputation for producing supple and full-bodied wines. This region is also a historic stopping point on the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. 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: 51.7 x 36.3 cm.