Auction 109, Lot 585

"Asie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Asia

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 11.2 inches
43.7 x 28.4 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.

Lovely map of the Asian continent surrounded by fully colored steel engraved vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals. One of the last maps produced in the decorative style.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/1/2004

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