1852 Levasseur Map of the Department De L'Orne, France (Camembert Cheese Region)
Description: This is a fascinating 1852 map of the French department of Orne, France. This area, part of Normandy, includes the village of Camembert, where the famous Camembert cheese was first developed. Camembert is a soft, creamy, surface-ripened cow's milk cheese, similar to Brie. The map proper 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. Published by V. Levasseur in the 1852 edition of his Atlas National de la France Illustree.
Date: 1852 (undated)
Source: Levassuer, V., Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departements et des Possessions de La France Divise par Arrondissements, Cantons et Communea avec La Trace de Toutes Les Routes, Chemins,de fer et Canaux., 1852 edition.
References: Phillips (Atlases) 3003.
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