Auction 109, Lot 697

"Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.2 x 11 inches
41.1 x 27.9 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.

This map covers the entire South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The surrounding steel-engraved scenes are fully colored and feature the natives of the region, portraits of French explorers and a harbor vignette.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2004

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