1852 Levasseur Statistics Table of France and its Departments.

TableauFrance-levasseur-1852
$75.00
Tableau Statistique De La France Et De Ses Colonies. Donnant la nomenclature des Cartes contenues dans le Nouvel Atlas illustre.
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1852 Levasseur Statistics Table of France and its Departments.

TableauFrance-levasseur-1852

$75.00

Title


Tableau Statistique De La France Et De Ses Colonies. Donnant la nomenclature des Cartes contenues dans le Nouvel Atlas illustre.
  1852 (undated)    13 x 17 in (33.02 x 43.18 cm)

Description


This is an 1852 statistical table of France by V. Levasseur. It lists the various departments of France and their corresponding statistics including population, distances, area, distance from Paris, etc. Brief notes on government, physical geography, soil, agricultural products, commerce, industry and colonies is included in the bottom section. Published by V. Levasseur in the 1852 edition of his Atlas National de la France Illustree.

Cartographer


Victor Levasseur, 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.

Source


Levasseur, 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.    

Condition


Very good. Minor spotting and toning.

References


Rumsey 0427C. Phillips (Atlases) P3003.