Province De Constantine.
1870 (undated) 18 x 12 in (45.72 x 30.48 cm)
Beautiful, lushly exotic illustrations of flora, fauna and people border this highly detailed, colored 1870 map of colonial Algeria, or 'Province De Constantine.' Extends from the Mediterranean so to include parts of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara.
J. Migeon (fl. c. 1855 - 1899) was a late 19th century map publisher based in Paris, France. At various times Migeon maintained offices at76, Rue de la Harpe, 34 Rue du Chemin des Plantes, and 11 Rue du Moulin Vert, all in Paris. His most prominent publications are the Geographie Universal in 1854 (updated through 1874) and the Nouvel Atlas Illustré de Géographie Universelle in 1891. Little is known of Migeon's life and even his first name is uncertain.
Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and an book editor based in Paris, France. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas Illustre de Geographie Commerciale et Industrielle.
Migeon, J., Géographie Universelle, Atlas Migeon, (Paris) 1870.
Good. Light general foxing.
National Library of Australia, Map Division, 26692552.