This hand colored map of Asia is a steel plate engraving, dating to 1875 by the well regarded French cartographer Migeon. Decorated by a beautiful illustration of a porcelain tower at Nanjing, now like so many of China's historic monuments, sadly destroyed in the name of progress. Migeon's Geographie Universelle, published in Paris, is one of the last fine atlases produced in the 19th century. It contains many stylistic elements of early 19th century cartography such as full hand coloring, numerous decorative vignettes, and high quality low acid paper.
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.
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