Hétreau’s Map of the Vineyards of Bordeaux

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Les Vignobles de France – Vins de Bordeaux

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Pictorial wine map of the Bordeaux region, 68 x 84.5 cm, printed in colours, light marginal creases and nicks and tears, especially to lower right hand corner, blank verso.

Government and national wine trade bodies sponsored Louis Larmat’s regional wine atlases in the 1940s and continued to promote French wines through cartography in the 1950s. The Comité National de Propagande en Faveur du Vin sponsored a delightful series of 11 pictorial maps of the vineyards of France by artist Remy Hétreau (1913-2001), of which this is an example.

Hétreau was the subject of a 2008 retrospective, ‘Un monde enchanté’, at the Centre Charles Péguy, Orleans. He studied art in Orleans and then at the École Boulle in Paris, a college of arts and crafts and applied arts. He was a versatile painter, sculptor and engraver, turning his hand to a wide range of projects, from set design to ceramics and from book illustration to poster design. He was President of the Société des Artistes Orléanais between 1964 and 1984.

Title

Hétreau’s Map of the Vineyards of Bordeaux

Mapmaker(s)

HÉTREAU, Remy

Publisher

Comité National de Propagande de en Faveur du Vin

Place of publication

Paris

Date of publication

c.1950

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

68 x 84.5 cm