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LEVASSEUR, Victor

Atlas National Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions De La France …

Paris, 1852
Folio (535 x 380 mm.), original green tooled cloth boards, quarter green calf. Gilt title panel to upper board, decorative gilt tooled spine and title; rebacked with light wear to boards, but otherwise a very good example. Engraved title, table of statistics and 86 regional maps of France. Plus French dependencies around the World, including: Algeria, Isle de la Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Colonies in Africa, French Colonies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, South America, North America, Asia, Australasia. With a map of the whole of France showing the postal routes. 99 maps in total, all in early outline colour. In good condition.
A very clean presentable example of one of the most attractive nineteenth century atlases of France and her Empire. Provenance: private collection of Rodney Shirley. Refer Phillips 3003; Tooley Dictionary.
Stock number: 7259

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