Carte pittoresque & maritime de l’Europe: indiquant la division des Etats, les routes et chemins de fer…
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Excellent large-format folding map of Europe with city views and figures in local dress.
This is a large mid-19th century folding map of Europe, distinguished by a rich array of fantastic vignettes.
Along the left side of the map is a series of fine views of the major cities of Europe, including Pairs, London, Vienna, Istanbul, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Lisbon, and more, each executed with a high degree of artistry. Additional views, mostly of important port cities, are scattered throughout the map, including maritime centers like Cork, Edinburg, Palma, Algiers, Palermo, Odessa, and a second, spectacular view of Constantinople.
A set of vignettes along the right side of the map features the peoples of various European nations in traditional dress.
Even age-toning and minor wear. Original linen.