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Châteaux de la Vallée de la Loire
by Victor Petit

Ch. Boivin, Éditeur d'Estampes, Paris
(1861)


Original two-tone stone lithographs
over 150 years old.

Sheet size: 15 x 21 inches • Image sizes vary (see information below thumbnail images).


Most plates have a slight buckle to the paper—which would not be noticeable once matted/framed.
Descriptive text (in French) is available. Please enquire when purchasing if you would like a photocopy.

(note: ALL of these lithos have small "pin pricks" where the original lithographic plates were pinned to the press
to assure proper printing registration. This was a short-lived method used by some French lithographers in the 19th century.
These tiny holes are really only noticeable when held up to the light, or very closely regarded.)

A highlight of any holiday in France is a visit to the elegant Châteaux nestled along the banks of the Loire. Also known as the "garden of France," the Châteaux region conjures up the grandeur and excitement of life at the French Court and the Châteaux are an unforgettable experience for those who have visited them. Most of the Châteaux still exist, many are in excellent condition and may be visited. Some smaller Châteaux now serve as hotels and inns. This collection of lithographs, among the best graphics ever made of these charming buildings, are scarce and offer a unique opportunity for those who would like a beautiful reminder of the splendor of the Loire Valley.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAILS BELOW FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW OF THE ENTIRE PLATE.

Chateau de Valencay
PLATE 53
Château de Valençay
(façade du Grand Pavillon d'entrée)
Département: Indre (Canton de Valençay)
Image size: approx. 9.125 x 14.125 inches
$250
Chateau de Loches
PLATE 55
Château de Loches
Département: Indre-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 12.5 x 9.125 inches
$160
Hotel de Ville de Loches
PLATE 56
Hôtel de Ville de Loches
(façade sur la Place)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Loches)
Image size: approx. 9 x 14.125 inches
$175
Chateau de Sansac
PLATE 57
Château de Sansac
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Loches)
Image size: approx. 8.875 x 13 inches

Chateau de Brou
PLATE 58
Château de Brou
(façade sur la Vallée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Sainte-Maure)
Image size: approx. 13 x 9.75 inches
$200
Chateau de Coudray-Montpensier
PLATE 59
Château de Coudray-Montpensier
(façade sur le Parc)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Chinon)
Image size: approx. 14.125 x 9.75 inches
Mild foxing along right edge of paper, well outside of image area
$200
Chateau de Coulaine
PLATE 60
Château de Coulaine
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Chinon)
Image size: approx. 13 x 10 inches
$175
Chateau des Reaux
PLATE 61
Château des Réaux
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Bourgueil)
Image size: approx. 9.67 x 13.5 inches
$175
Chateau de Montresor
PLATE 62
Château de Montrésor
Département: Indre-et-Loir
Chateau de Villandry
PLATE 64
Château de Villandry
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Tours)
Image size: approx. 16.5 x 9.25 inches
Mild foxing in sky area, unobtrusive.
$275
Chateau de Langeais
PLATE 65
Château de Langeais
(façade sur la Ville)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Langeais)
Image size: approx. 13.75 x 9.5 inches
Mild foxing in sky area, unobtrusive.
$200
Chateau de Langeais
PLATE 66
Château de Langeais
(façade sur la cour)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Langeais)
Chateau de l'Islette
PLATE 67
Château de l'Islette
(façade sur la Vallée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton d'Azay-le-Rideau)
Image size: approx. 13.75 x 9.5 inches
$175
Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau
PLATE 69
Château d'Azay-le-Rideau
(façade sur la Vallée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton d'Azay-le-Rideau)
Image size: approx. 14.5 x 10 inches
$225
Chateau de la Cote
PLATE 70
Château de la Côte
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton de Vouvray)
Image size: approx. 13.875 x 9.5 inches
$200
Chateau d'Usse
PLATE 71
Château d'Ussé
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton d'Azay-le-Rideau)
Image size: approx. 16.5 x 9.875 inches
$250
Chateau d'Usse
PLATE 72
Château d'Ussé
(vue sur la Ville)
Département: Indre-et-Loire (Canton d'Azay-le-Rideau)
Chateau de Montsoreau
PLATE 73
Château de Montsoreau
(façade sur la cour)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton Sud de Saumur)
Image size: approx. 9.75 x 13.25 inches
$175
Chateau de Montsoreau
PLATE 74
Château de Montsoreau
(façade sur la Loire)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton Sud de Saumur)
Image size: approx. 9.75 x 13.25 inches
$200
Hotel de Ville de Saumur
PLATE 76
Hôtel de Ville de Saumur
(façade sur la cour)
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 9.25 x 14.125 inches
$225
Chateau d'Oiron
PLATE 77
Château d'Oiron
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Deux Sevres
Image size: approx. 16.675 x 9 inches
$175
Chateau de Boumois
PLATE 78
Château de Boumois
(façade central sur la Cour)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton N.O. de Saumur)
Image size: approx. 9.375 x 12.875 inches
Light foxing in margins
$150
Chateau de Montsabert
PLATE 79
Château de Montsabert
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton de Gennes)
Image size: approx. 13.75 x 10 inches
Light foxing in sky area
$160
Chateau de Landifer
PLATE 80
Château de Landifer
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Chateau de Durtal
PLATE 81
Château de Durtal
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 14.125 x 10 inches
$175
Chateau du Lude
PLATE 82
Château du Lude
Département: Sarthe
Image size: approx. 13.875 x 9.5 inches
Chateau de Gallerande
PLATE 83
Château de Gallerande
Département: Sarthe (Canton de Pontvallain)
Image size: approx. 12.875 x 9.875 inches
$175
Chateau de Jalesnes
PLATE 84
Château de Jalesnes
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton de Longue)
Image size: approx. 10.125 x 13 inches
Chateau du Perche
PLATE 85
Château du Perché
(façade sur la cour)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton du Lion-d'Angers)
Image size: approx. 10.675 x 10 inches
$160
Chateau du Plessis-Bourre
PLATE 86
Château du Plessis-Bourré
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton de Briolay)
Image size: approx. 14.875 x 9.5 inches
Light foxing in margins
$250
Chateau de Saint-Ouen
PLATE 87
Château de Saint-Ouen
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Mayenne (Canton de Château Gonthier)
Image size: approx. 9.675 x 13.75 inches
$175
Ancien Logis Barrault, a Angers
PLATE 88
Ancien Logis Barrault, à Angers
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 7.75 x 14.25 inches
$150
Hotel d'Anjou, ou du Figuier, a Angers
PLATE 89
Hôtel d'Anjou, ou du Figuier, à Angers
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 9.25 x 13.125 inches
$150
Hotel d'Anjou, ou du Figuier, a Angers
PLATE 90
Hôtel d'Anjou, ou du Figuier, à Angers
(façade sur la Rue Basse du Figuier)
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 9.75 x 13.75 inches
$150
Chateau de Brissac
PLATE 91
Château de Brissac
(façades de l'Est et du Nord...)
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 13.25 x 9.75 inches
Chateau de Brissac
PLATE 92
Château de Brissac
(Canton de Thouarcé)
Département: Maine-et-Loire
Image size: approx. 9.25 x 13.125 inches
$175
Chateau de Serrant
PLATE 93
Château de Serrant
(façade de l'entrée)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton de Saint-Georges-sur-Loire)
Image size: approx. 16.375 x 9.25 inches
$250
Chateau de Serrant
PLATE 94
Château de Serrant
(façade sur la Vallée)
Département: Maine-et-Loire (Canton de Saint-Georges-sur-Loire)
Image size: approx. 16.375 x 9.25 inches
NOTE: there is some foxing in the sky area and also an odd vertical line to the left of the main building, somewhat noticeable.
$160
Chateau de la Motte-Glain
PLATE 95
Château de la Motte-Glain
(façade sur le Jardin)
Département: Loire Inférieure (Canton de St. Julien de Vouvantes)
Image size: approx. 13.75 x 9.675 inches
NOTE: there is some foxing in the margins
$195
Chateau de Chateaubriant
PLATE 96
Château de Châteaubriant
(façade sur les Fossés)
Département: Loire Inférieure (Canton de Châteaubriant)
Image size: approx. 15.25 x 9 inches
NOTE: a few unobtrusive fox marks in margins
Chateau Ducal de Nantes
PLATE 97
Château Ducal de Nantes
Département: Loire Inférieure (Ville de Nantes)
Image size: approx. 10.25 x 13.375 inches
NOTE: light smudges in lower margin
$150
Chateau de Haute-Goulaine
PLATE 98
Château de Haute-Goulaine
Département: Loire Inférieure (Canton de Vertou)
Image size: approx. 13.675 x 9.875 inches
$125
Chateau de la Gascherie
PLATE 99
Château de la Gascherie
(façade sur la Cour)
Département: Loire Inférieure (Canton de la Chapelle-sur-Erdre)
Image size: approx. 14 x 9.5 inches
$150
Chateau du Buron
PLATE 100
Château du Buron
(façade sur la Cour)
Département: Loire Inférieure (Canton de St. Etienne de Montluc)
Image size: approx. 14.375 x 8.75 inches
NOTE: light foxing in sky and odd vertical lithographic mark to left of building, somewhat noticeable
$175
 

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