Carte Generale de l’Asie – Larousse (1897)



Description: Sheet: Front: ‘Carte Generale de l’Asie.’ (General map of Asia). Rear: ‘Asie.’ (Asia, scenes of Asia, nature, plants and animals, people, costume).’ This rare early lithographic print originates from: ‘Nouveau Larousse Illustre en sept volumes.’, Directeur Claude Auge, Paris, published 1897-1904, with a supplement addedin 1907. The Nouveau Larousse illustre (New Larousse Illustrated) was an illustrated French language encyclopedia published by Larousse between 1897-1904, in 7 volumes and a supplement. It was essentially a scaled-down version of the ‘Grand dictionnaire universel du XIXe siècle.’ (Great universal dictionary of the 19th century) of Pierre Larousse, but updated and written in a more neutral, scientific style under the editorship of Claude Auge.

Artists and Engravers: Pierre Larousse (1817-1875). Claude Auge (1854-1924). Map by Rougeron Vignerot Demoulin. Scenes after Millot.

  • Date: 1897
  • Technic: Colour lithograph using rastering techniques.
  • Overall size: 9,1 x 12 inch
  • Image size: 7,9 x 10,6 inch
  • Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling. Irregular left paper edge from binding.
  • PartNumber: PCT-21952
  • Storage Location: (BG) A124-11