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Atlas National Illustre Des 86 Departements et Des Possessions De La France Divise Par Arrondissements, Cantons et Communes Avec Le Trace De Toutes Les Routes, Chemins De Fer et Canaux.
Paris A. Combette Editeur 1856 Double page title, illustrated with engravings, followed by 2- page "Tableau Statistique de la France et de ses Colonies"; immediately followed by the maps of the atlas, which are nicely hand-colored in outline as well as with some route and river coloration occasionally ocean tinting; present here are 90 (of the 103) which should be found; the "Tableau" acts as a numbered table of contents, only up to a point - since there are only 93 maps listed in the table, whereas there are several maps at the back which, while clearly part of the same printing, are not in the 'table' including: Europe, Afrique, Amerique Meridionale, Amerique Septentrionale, Asie, Oceanie, and 2 large folding maps: "Nouvelle Carte de La France Indiquant les routes des Poste le Routes Imperiales & Departementales...par Charles, Geographe...1856" 22" x 28" overall size with margins, hand colored in full, little browning, splitting along fold lines; and "Mappemonde" par A. Vuillemin, a hemispheric map also nicely hand colored in full and 22" x 29 1/2", with some browning and splitting along fold lines; the maps in the atlas approximately 14" x 19 1/2" with margins, with outline coloring well and neatly done; the maps of great interest most especially for the excellent and very decorative period illustrations and the statistical, geographical and biographical information accompanying each of them; the engraving accomplished by Duchez, Piat, Smith & Burty, George, Laguillermie et Rainaud, Schmit, others; the imagery extolling the products, architecture, history of the departement shown, with the map itself as the centerpiece of each; each map on its own guard, printed one side only; including Dept. de L'Ain (long closed repaired tear); de L'Aisne; L'Alllier; Basses-Alpes (short fold-line split at margin only); Hautes Alpes; L'Ardeche; Ardennes (little pencil scribble in margin); Ariege (marginal closed split at fold); Aube; Aude; Aveyron (closed marginal tear); Cher; Correze (repaired closed tear); Corse; Cote d'Or; Cotes Du Nord (repaired closed tear); Creuse; Drome; Doubs; Dordogne, Eure; Du Gard; Haute Garonne; Gers; Herault; Vilaine; Indre; Isere; Jura; Landes; de Loir et Cher; Haute Loire; La Loire Inferiure; Loiret; Lot; Lot et Garonne; Lozere; Maine et Loire; Manche; Marne; Haute Marne; Mayenne; Meurthe; Meuse; Morbihan; Moselle; Nievre; Nord; L'Oise; L'Orne; Pas de Calais; Du Puy de Dome; Basses Pyrenees; Hautes Pyrenees; Pyrenees Orientales; Bas Rhin; Haut Rhin; Rhone; Haute Saone; Saone et Loire; Sarthe; Seine Inferieure; Seine et Marne; Seine et Oise; Deux Severes; Somme; Tarn; Tarn et Garonne; Var (some spotting to margins, map clean); Vaucluse (repaired closed marginal tear); Vendee; Vienne; Haute Vienne; Vosges; Algerie. Colonie Francaise; Ile De La Reunion; Colonies Francaises (en Amerique - Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Grande Terre, St. Martin Anguille); Martinique; Colonies Francaises (en Afrique - Senegambe, I. de Goree, Ile Malgache or Madagascar); Colonies Francaises (en Amerique - Ile St. Martin, Guyane Francaise, Iles St. Pierre et Miquelon, Ile de Terre Neuve); with the small colportage Ministere de L'Interieure stamp on the front endpaper, no other markings; bound in the original marbled paper covered boards, red leather spine with gilt titles and floral decorations in compartments, marbled endpapers; much wear and rubbing to binding; maps all in good to very good plus condition and a wonderful, illustrative compendium from the mid-19th century, demonstrating great French cartographic and engraving skill. Good
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