Cognac Les Crus D'Eau-de-vie Charentaise.
1887 (dated) 21 x 22.5 in (53.34 x 57.15 cm)
1 : 300000
An uncommon 1887 C. Mouchet gastronomic map of Charente or the Cognac producing region of France. Centered on the city of Cognac, the map extends from the Bay of Biscay and the Gironde Estuary eastward as far as Angouleme, northwards as far as Niort, and south as far as Montguyon. Color coding identifies the various grape growing regions of Cognac:
- Grand our Fine Champagne
- Petit Champagne
- Borderies ou Premiers Bois
- Fins Bois
- Bois Ordinaires
- Bois Communs did a Terroir
These chould not be confused with the 'bubbly' type of Champagne. These grapes regions, in particular Grand Champagne and Petit Champagne, are known for their chalky soil and their productions are used exclusively for Cognac production. Descriptive text in French appears in the lower left describing the cognac regions and types. This map was compiled by C. Mouchet and engraved by Erhard Freres of 8 Rue Nicole, Paris.
Very good condition. Dissected and mounted on linen on 24 panels. Original brown linen in good condition. Slight transference. Removed from but accompanied by original red linen binder with gilt stamping.
OCLC 556933552. Bibliotheque Nationale de France, GE C-798