Auction 103, Lot 31

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1847 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 11 inches
39.4 x 27.9 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 (fully colored) 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

Printers crease mostly in the large blank margin and about l" into map at top. One archival repair of tear in the lower blank margin.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/11/2003