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Auction 109, Lot 454

"[Lot of 6 - French Departments]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1847 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16 x 10.7 inches
40.6 x 27.2 cm

Victor Levasseur's "Atlas National Illustre" and "Atlas Universel Illustre" are among the last decorative atlases published. The maps are all lavishly illustrated with scenes of the countryside, products and activities indigenous to the region.

Following the French Revolution the country was divided into 89 departments. Each map has beautifully rendered scenes surrounding the map showing the dress, prehistoric monuments, flora and fauna, commerce and local people of each department. An attractive and historical set of steel engraved maps of the following French Departments: Dept de L' Aisine, Dept. d' Eure et Loir, Dept. des Htes. Pyrenees, Dept. du Doubs, Dept. du Cantal, Dept. de la Creuse. Size varies slightly.


Condition: A

All crisp impressions with fine original outline coloring and full margins.

Estimate: $100 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/1/2004