Europe continent mountain elevations Austrian Empire 1865 Dufour old antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
De L'Europe Actuelle.
(European Mountain Altitudes, etc.)
Issued Paris, c. 1865 by Dufour.
Engraved by Gh. Dyonnet. Across the bottom is along mountain elevation comparison profile.
Scarce, lovely antique engraved folio map with original hand color. A large oversized map, among the largest produced commercially for atlases.
In near VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, slight wrinkle along bottom centerfold, some faint minor dampstaining in the blank margins. Overall, however, the map remains clean and well-preserved.
The printed area remains visually pleasing -- a nice impression of a scarce and desirable antique map.
Original centerfold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 32" x 24".
Engraved area measures c. 29 1/2" x 22".
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , Vol. I, p. 396.