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Auction 100, Lot 38

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 11.2 inches
41.1 x 28.4 cm

Lovely map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection. It is surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve and much else of interest.


Condition: A+

Tiny repaired tear at paper edge, overall fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/12/2002