"Afrique", Levasseur, Victor
Period: 1850 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel Illustré
Color: Hand Color
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.
Lovely full later color. A little light foxing in margins and one tiny tear, well away from map.