Nouvelle Carte del La France indiquant les Routes de Poste, les Routes Nationales & Departmentales aved les Distances en Kilometres.
1852 (dated) 24 x 21 in (60.96 x 53.34 cm)
This is a folio format map of France issued with Victor Levasseur's 1852 Atlas National Illustre. Covers all of France as well as adjacent parts of Italy, Span, and England. Shows all Departments as well as postal routes, major cities, rivers, and roadways. Indicates mileage between most towns. Additionally shows ferry and shipping routes in the Mediterranean and in the English Channel. An inset in the lower left quadrant focuses on Corsica. A second inset in the upper left quadrant details the vicinity of Paris.
Victor Levasseur (1800 - 1870), an important French engineer, cartographer, and engraver of the mid 19th century, held a number of important cartographically related political and educations posts in France. He is most famous for his Atlas National Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de La France, a large decorative atlas of France, including his Planisphere and five important continental maps. Levasseur's maps are distinctive for their wide decorative margins containing elaborate depictions of the scenery, peoples, and trade goods of the areas he mapped. Levasseur maps are also known to offer a wealth of statistical data. Until recently, very few Levasseur Atlases migrated out of France where they were mostly used in public libraries and town halls. His work represents some of the last great decorative atlases of the 19th century.
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.
Very good. Original centerfold. Narrow but intact right and left margins.