Vallee de la Marne et L’Aisne

$225.00

Wine map of the Marne valley, one of the world’s greatest regions for Champagne.

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Description

This is a map of the Marne valley, part of the Champagne region of France and host to some of the most significant battles in the First and Second World Wars. The town of Epernay is just off the page to the lower right, and the difference in wine production between the Department of the Marne and the Department of the Seine is stark. What wines are classified as cru grade various by region, but the former grows a great deal more grapes rated as such, as indicated by the pink and orange colors compared to the shades of purple along the river to the west.

The map was published in Paris by Louis Larmat as part of Atlas De La France Vinicole — Les Vins de Champagne. The wartime publication, under German occupation, is one indication of how seriously the French take their wine! Larmat also issued volumes on the wine regions of Burgundy, Cotes de Rhone, the Loire, and Cognac between 1941 and 1947.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1944

Author: Louis Larmat

Sheet Width (in): 39.10

Sheet Height (in): 17.50

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Creasing and minor wear along original fold lines, including a bit of separation along the edges. Very good overall.

$225.00

1 in stock