Paris: A. Combette, 1852. unbound. Lemercier, Laguillermie. Map. Engraving with hand outline color. Sheet measures 13.75" x 19" This ornate map of the Department of Landes in southwest France was published by Victor Levasseur in 1852. The map covers Landes, one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution. Landes was created from parts of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascony and is famous Europe's largest beach, the Cote d'Argent. The region is also known for the production of the Chalossais cheese and for distilling wine and brandy. 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 #: 269708)
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