Auction 103, Lot 509

"Afrique", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Africa

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustré

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 11.3 inches
43.7 x 28.7 cm

A decorative 19th century map of the continent colored to show the colonial possessions and major tribal kingdoms. The interior is mostly void of detail. The map is surrounded by hand colored, steel-engraved scenes including the pyramids, wild animals, natives, the French army in Algeria and vignettes of Alexandria, Cairo, and Alger.

References: Norwich #140.

Condition: A

Lovely full later color. A little light foxing in margins and one tiny tear, well away from map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/11/2003

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