Atlas de la France Vinicole - III. Les Vins du Côte du Rhône - with - V. Les Vins des Côteaux de la Loire, Touraine et Centre - Louis Larmat 1943 - Louis Larmat, Paris - First Editions Two large folios (49.5x33cm) of this beautifully detailed and produced work, rare to find in the publisher’s original coloured embossed wrappers in such fine condition.

The text is generally in French, with portions also translated into English, German and Italian.

Each folio contains four large folding colour maps,
Côte du Rhône is illustrated with eight woodblock prints, Côteaux de la Loire is illustrated with twenty five black and white photographs and eleven coats of arms.
  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, two volumes, loose as published, in publisher’s embossed stiff card wrappers, with single folding flap to rear (wrapper size 45.9x33cm), pp. [2] 23 [1 (publisher’s ad)]; [8] [2] 1-2, 5-38.
Côte du Rhône in green wrappers, front panel with yellow illustration of ornate Champagne chalice and lettered in black and yellow; Côteaux de la Loire in light blue wrappers, front panel with dark blue and red illustration of coat of arms and lettered in black and red.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 109745   Price: HK$ 12,000