Auction 111, Lot 299

"[Lot of 3] Colonies Francaises Martinique [and] Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) [and] Colonies Francaises (en Amerique)", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Lesser Antilles

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 11 inches
41.9 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.

Three beautifully engraved maps depicting the French Colonies in the Americas. Includes: 1) Colonies Francaises Martinique; 2) Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) that includes French Guayana, Ile Royal, etc.; and 3) Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) that includes Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, St. Martin, etc. Fine set of three charts surrounded by decorative scenes, uncolored as issued.

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Condition: A

Bit of light foxing in margins.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/8/2005

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