''DEPT. D’INDRE ET LOIRE.'' Paris: Victor Levasseur, c. 1852. Engraved map with original hand-coloring.(Image: 16 x 10 1/2’’). Beautiful map in excellent condition from one of the finest decorative atlases of the 19th century.
This historical and decorative map shows the French Department of Loire in remarkable detail! Topographical features are shown, with most major cities and towns (Tours, L’Ile Bouchard, and Loches), roads and water routes identified.
The very ornate and detailed borders depict a portrait of Decartes, beautiful country scenes and items indigenous or produced in the region. A most unusual, decorative and very informative map.