''HTES ALPES'' Alexandre Vuillemin. Paris: J. Migeon, c. 1879. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. From the atlas LA FRANCE ET SES COLONIES. (Image: 7 x 8 3/4’’)
This map depicts the Department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the Region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur in southeastern France.
Surrounding the map are elaborate vignettes including a view of Gap, view of the Pont de Briacon the Gap coat-of-arms, and figures of Francois de Bonne duc de Lesdiguieres and preacher Guillaume Farel. Topographical features are shown and major cities, towns, and waterways are identified.