Auction 105, Lot 323

"Europe", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Europe

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 11.3 inches
43.9 x 28.7 cm

While the map itself is quite simple with original outline color distinguishing the various countries, the surrounding engravings make this one of the most decorative 19th century maps. The map is framed by medallion portraits and coats of arms down each side and is set against a background of statues and allegorical figures with a large group of adorable cherubs engaged in academic pursuits filling the foreground.

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Condition: A

Tiny tear at paper edge, well away from map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/3/2003

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