Paris: F. Champenois, Imprimeur-Éditeur (Gravé par A. Simon), (1909). First edition.With a mounted photographic advertisement of the Tesseron distillery at Châteauneuf-sur-Charente. In publisher’s folder. 720 × 620 mm. Folded as published. In fine condition.
In May 1909 a very precise definition of the outer boundaries of the cognac region and the appellation control (appellation d'origine contrôlée) was made by law, based on characteristics of the soil defined by the geologist Henry Coquand (Description physique, géologique, paléontologique et minéralogique du département de la Charente; 1858). This map accompanied the law, shows the Cognac region and its eight zones (later reduced to six): Grande (or Fine) Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Premier Bois, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, Bois Ordinaires and Bois Communs dits à Terroir. A definition and a short description of each areas by Guillon printed under the cartouche.