Auction 108, Lot 600

"Afrique", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Africa

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 11.3 inches
43.7 x 28.7 cm

A 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 hand colored, 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

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/29/2004