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A geologic map of Burgundy published in 1937


Close up between Beaune and Dijon from Carte Geologique de la Cote-D'Or. [1]

Close up between Beaune and Dijon from Carte Geologique de la Cote-D’Or. [1]

For today’s post I decided to continue the Cote-D’Or theme.  These two images are from the Carte Geologique de la Cote-D’Or which appeared in Statistique agricole de la France published in 1937.  While I am particularly drawn to the chosen colors, I picked this map because it illustrates the precious geologic transition that helped form some of the most famous vineyards in the world.  If you zoom into the cropped image you can make out such names as Vosne, Vougeot, and Chambertin.

Carte Geologique de la Cote-D'Or. [1]

Carte Geologique de la Cote-D’Or. [1]


[1] Ministère de l’agriculture. Statistique agricole de la France. Annexe à l’enquête de 1929. 1937. Gallica Bibliotheque Numerique. URL: http://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb34187117f

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