Ile de Reunion French Colony Indian Ocean Ile de Bourbon 1855 Lemercier mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Ile de la Reunion: Colonie Francaise (Oceanie Indien).
(Islands of the World, Reunion, Ile de Bourbon, French Colonies).
Issued c. 1855, Paris by Lemercier. Geography by Levasseur.
Wonderful decorative mid 19th century engraved map with original outline hand color.
Lovely elaborate decorative vignette border all around the central map greatly enhances the visual appeal. This includes figures, numerous types of animals and birds, etc.
Well preserved, nice looking example with pleasing age patina.
Sheet Measures c. 13 3/4" H x 20 1/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 16 1/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.