This is a fine example of J. Migeon's 1878 map of Holland (The Netherlands) and Belgium. The map covers the United Kingdom of Netherlands including Holland and Belgium from the North Sea to the Duchy of Luxembourg. The upper left quadrant of the map includes a beautiful decorative illustration of Antwerp Cathedral. In 1830, the Belgian Revolution led to the secession of Belgium from the United Kingdom of Netherlands and the creation of the independent Kingdom of Belgium. Though Belgium had successfully made itself independent, the Netherlands refused to recognize the new country until the 1839 Treaty of London. Migeon identifies various rivers, islands, mountain passes and other topographical features. Migeon's Geographie Universelle, published in Paris, is one of the last great decorative atlases of the 19th century. It contains many stylistic elements of early 19th century cartography such as full hand coloring, numerous decorative vignettes, and high quality paper. This map was issued as plate no. 20 in Migeon's Geographie Universelle.
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.
Migeon, J., Geographie Universelle (Paris) 1878.
Very good. Original centerfold. Blank on verso.