Auction 104, Lot 586

"Afrique", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Africa

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 11.2 inches
43.7 x 28.4 cm

A very 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 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

Few spots and edge tears, well away from map.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003

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