Auction 107, Lot 27

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.7 x 11.6 inches
39.9 x 29.5 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: B

Good impression with vignettes uncolored, as issued. Pleasant overall ivory age toning to paper. Close trimmed at right border.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/9/2004

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