Atlas de la France Vinicole - Tome IV. Les Vins de Champagne - Louis Larmat 1944 - Louis Larmat, Paris - First Edition Beautiful and finely bound large format folio, profusely illustrated with colour maps, chart, photographs and vignettes, with descriptions and history of the Champagne areas, text in French apart from the preface which is also in English, German and Spanish.

Containing seven large colour folding maps of: Champagne (size 100x52cm); Montagne de Reims; Vallée de la Marne; La Cote des Blancs; Vallée de la Marne et L’Aisne (100x42cm); Montagne de Reims & Vallée de L’Ardre; Vignobles du Bar-Séquanais et du Bar-Sur-Aubois (62x40cm).

The large folding chart in colour shows the annual production of Champagne between 1844-1942, colour coded with the quality of each Vintage from
Trés Bon to Trés Mauvais. In addiiton to the chart and maps are twelve full page illustrations, some from photographs, and numerous vignettes throughout.
  There were eleven planned volumes in the ‘Atlas de la France Vinicole’ series but only six were completed, the first two, Bordeaux and Bourgogne, were later republished in an expanded form with additional maps and illustrations. Those published are as follows:-

Les Vins de Bordeaux. First published in 1941 as a folio with 8 maps, and revised in 1947 with additional illustrations. Republished in 1949 as a new quarto edition with 19 maps.
Les Vins de Bourgogne. First published in 1942 as a folio with 5 maps. Republished in 1953 as a new quarto edition with 11 maps.
III. Les Vins des Côtes du Rhône. First published in 1943 as a folio with 4 maps.

IV. Les Vins de Champagne. First published in 1944 as a folio with 7 maps.
V. Les Vins des Coteaux de la Loire. Touraine et Centre. First published in 1946 as a folio with 4 maps.
VI. Les Eaux-de-vie de France. Le Cognac. First published in 1947 as a folio with 6 maps.

References: Oberlé, Bibliothèque Bachique, 247. Eberhard Buehler,
Viniana, IJKL 97. Lambert 231. Crahan, Sothebys Sale, Lot 626.

Folio (binding size 45.6x32.7cm), pp. [4] [2 (publisher’s original front card wrapper)] 30 [1] [1 (publisher's ad)] [2 (publisher’s original rear card wrapper)] [4].
  Finely bound in black morocco over orange coloured paper boards, spine lettered in gilt, matching orange colour coated endpapers, publisher s original card wrappers bound in at front and rear.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 110010   Price: HK$ 10,500