PYRENEES. Norbert CASTERET (1897-1987), speleologist... - Lot 185 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay

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PYRENEES. Norbert CASTERET (1897-1987), speleologist... - Lot 185 - Conan Belleville Hôtel d'Ainay
PYRENEES. Norbert CASTERET (1897-1987), speleologist and Pyreneanist. Autograph manuscript "The Caves of the Pyrenees", 2 pp. ½ in-4, written on the back of a typescript by the author entitled "A new underground wonder in the Pyrenees - the Esparros chasm". Undated (circa 1940). Description, for each Pyrenean department which has some (Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrénées), of the various prehistoric caves decorated with rock engravings. "Not far from there, the vast cave of Bédeilhac also revealed engravings of various animals, while in the majestic cave of Mas d'Azil, crossed by the Arize river and a departmental road, various prehistorians deciphered silhouettes of bisons incised with the flint chisel in remote diverticules. At the Portel cave, about forty drawings and paintings [...] "
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