Empire of Charlemagne 8th century Germany 1865 Dufour huge antique handcolor mapAntiqueMapsPrints.com
Empire de Charlemagne
(Empire of Charlemagne 8th century/ Europe -Italy-France / etc.)
Issued Paris, c. 1865 by Dufour.
Engraved by Gh. Dyonnet.
Scarce, huge, lovely antique elephant folio sheet map. Engraved with original hand color. Inset top right of disintegration of the Empire into Germania, etc.
In VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical. Splendid original condition for such a single sheet giant map.
The printed area remains visually pleasing -- a nice impression of a well preserved, scarce and desirable 150 year old antique map.
Original centerfold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 32" x 24".
Engraved area measures c. 29 1/2" x 22".
Large elephant Folio sheet, among the largest mid-19th century maps commercially printed on a single sheet (as opposed to joined sheets).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , Vol. I, p. 396.