Auction 103, Lot 284

"Europe", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Europe

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 11.2 inches
44.5 x 28.4 cm

While the map itself is quite simple with original outline color distinguishing the various countries, 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.

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Condition: A+

Overall fine with a couple of tiny spots in margins.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/11/2003

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