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Levasseur (Victor)
Atlas National Illustree des 86 Departements et des Possessions De La France.
Paris: Combette, 1856. [issued 1859?]. . 4to. Quarter-calf & red patterned boards, the front cover designed and lettered in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt on a black panel. Marbled end papers. Decorative engraved double-page title, statistics table, and 92 numbered double-page maps. At the rear are an additional 6 double-page maps of the continents, and two large folding maps of France and the two-hemisphere Mappemonde. Bound at the rear is a final map, a single-page Carte Speciale, of the war in Italy, dated 1859. Almost all maps have contemporary colouring in outline. Some chipping at lower spine, a bit of wear along upper hinge, inner front hinge cracking, an attractive very good copy in general. A complete copy, 101 Maps in all, plus the decorative title.
Bookseller: William Matthews, Bookseller [Canada]
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