Large Old Geological Map of France, 1840 by André Brochant de Villiers
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This is the first geological map of France, and still one of the finest. It took 17 years to create - including training in England under the geology experts there, and then surveying the entirety of France for 15 years.
This old map of France was hand coloured in 1840 and I've lovingly restored it to its full, beautiful, super high resolution glory.
This map, created by André Brochant de Villiers, Armand Dufrénoy and Léonce Elie de Beaumont, was credited with creating the art of geological cartography in France.
Because of the amount of detail in this map, the smallest version we can print is 100cm wide (39in) by 100cm tall. The original map was just over 2 meters wide. If you would like a larger version of this map, or you'd like me to customise its shape slightly to fit a different space, please get in touch and discuss your requirements with me.
I can also frame this map for you. It would make a fantastic statement piece - if you (or someone you know) has a large enough wall for it! Please contact me if you'd like a framed version of this map.
Every major county, town and city is visible on this map, as are a lot of smaller French villages. If you've ever wondered about the geological strata below Paris, Marseilles, Lausanne, Carcassone, the Loire Valley, Burgundy, the Pyrenees, the Alps or indeed any other region of France (and parts of England, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium!)
I also have a giant map of Ireland's geology in 2257 (plus its railways):
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If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.