Original Hand color France colonies map circa 1852 large map 52.5 x 35.5 cm approx


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Too big for my scanner


towards 1848-1852

Combette, editor in Paris, rue de la Parcheminerie

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Statistics and Geography Levasseur

Printed by Lemercier, Paris

Dimensions: 52.5 x 35.5 cms opprox

Overall size is 14.5" by 21" inches approx

the original map, no reproduction

Watercolor hand-colored by hand

superb antique 1852 hand-colored map, titled Dept Des Basses Alpes. On the left and right-hand side is detailed charts related to these areas. Fascinating, detailed, and very attractive period map of these areas at this time. The map is very finely printed on thick paper, with no printing on the reverse. The beautiful hand-coloring on the map is period, this is before color printing. Surrounding the main map image are absolutely superb detailed engravings, related to these areas. The engravings are very finely detailed and attractive, a superb example of the lost art of the engraver. They show animals, foliage, various ethnic groups of this area, dressed in period clothing, engaged in daily activities and so forth, some allegorical figures related to these areas, daily life and living, agricultural, maritime, business and industry, farming, food products, manufacturing, history, products produced in this area and much more period cultural and daily life and living. The map is from the very rare and important Atlas National, produced in Paris France in 1852. The map is in excellent condition and would frame and display beautifully, printed on very thick fine paper, with no printing on the reverse. The size of the map is 14.5" by 21"

Condition: In a wonderful condition but please do examine the print, as it's been said that beauty is an eye of the beholder. Remember this print is over 100+ Years old and some imperfection can be expected due to its age.

Rarity: Extremely Rare and becoming hard to find.

Shipping: I take huge pride in packing since it is a delicate and important part. This print will come in an acid-free backing board as well as in an acid-free sleeve.

Authenticity: All our prints are guaranteed to be original.

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