Auction 104, Lot 11

"Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departments et des Possessions de la France Divisee par Arrondissments, Cantons en Communes", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 11.8 inches
40.6 x 30 cm

Attractive title sheet from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The steel engraved scenes surrounding the script title are fully hand-colored and enclosed in a border of tree branches and grapevines engraved by Eugene Duchez. Surrounded by infantry and naval battle scenes, portraits, armor and weaponry, ballooning, early railroad engine, a river god and goddess and a group of cherubs engaged in a variety of scientific and artist pursuits.


Condition: B

Bright impression and fine later coloring. Light scattered foxing and a few marginal flaws, else very good.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/10/2003