Auction 101, Lot 280

"Europe", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Europe

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 11.4 inches
43.7 x 29 cm

While the map itself is quite simple without a great deal of detail, the surrounding engravings make this one of the most decorative 19th century maps. The map is framed by medallion portraits and coats of arms down each side and is set against a background of statues and allegorical figures with a large group of adorable cherubs engaged in academic pursuits filling the foreground. Surrounding scenes uncolored, as issued.

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Condition: A

Crisp early impression with good margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/4/2002

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