Auction 103, Lot 538

"Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South Pacific

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustré

Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 11.2 inches
42.4 x 28.4 cm

An attractive map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map covers the entire South Pacific including Australia and New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The surrounding steel-engraved scenes are fully colored and feature the natives of the region, portraits of French explorers and a harbor vignette.


Condition: B

Faint scattered foxing. Tear in blank margin, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/11/2003