Title/Content of Map: 'France [in departments during the Revolution]' This fascinating map shows France in departments during the Revolutionary period. In addition to the territory occupied by modern-day France, the map shows Revolutionary France including the 13 short-lived departments of what is now Belgium, and 6 departments in what is today Piedmont, Italy. These 6 Piedmontese departments, plus the two departments of Savoy had constituted the continental part of the Kingdom of Sardinia until its defeat by Napoleon in 1796. What are today the departments of Savoie and Haute-Savoie were then known as "Mont Blance" (sic) and Leman, the French name for Lake Geneva. Savoy was returned to the Kingdom of Sardinia after the Congress of Vienna, but annexed again by France later in the 19th century. Date Printed: 1817 Image Size: Approx 53.5 x 66.5cm, 21 x 26.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. Type: Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Minor offsetting -text and/or images from the facing page have left an impression on the print. Toning in bottom margin. Light crease. Repaired marginal tears. Verso: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain Folding: This is a folding map. Artist/Cartographer/Engraver: Drawn & engraved by James Kirkwood & Son for John Thomson's "New General Atlas" Provenance: "A new general atlas, consisting of a series of geographical designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World", Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company, Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin
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