Auction 106, Lot 34

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1852 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 11.4 inches
41.4 x 29 cm

Lovely map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection and 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. In North America, a very large Oregon appears on the west coast stretching from California into British Columbia.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/3/2004

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