Paris: A. Combette, 1852. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Sheet measures 14" x 20" This ornamental map of the French Department of Savoie located in the French Alps was published by Victor Levasseur in 1852. The map covers the Savoy wine region, popular for its white wines made from grapes that are unique from that region. These include the Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines as well as the Chigrin wines. Beautifully detailed, the map labels several towns, villages, rivers, roads, mountains and other topographical features. Surrounding the map proper are beautiful illustrations depicting the landscape and trade of the region. In good condition with minor foxing. Minor edge wear. From Levasseur's "Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departements... de la France". Victor Levasseur (1800 - 1870) was a French cartographer, engineer and engraver well known for his decorative style. His most famous work was his "Atlas National Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de La France". This is a beautiful example of his work. (Inventory #: 269709)
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