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Auction 104, Lot 37

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1844 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16 x 10.8 inches
40.6 x 27.4 cm

Lovely map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection and is surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve and much else of interest. Vignettes uncolored, as issued.


Condition: A

Good impression and coloring with wide margins. Short marginal tear well away from image.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/10/2003