Auction 111, Lot 457

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

Subject: France

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

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.

Lovely set of French Department maps all with finely rendered steel engraved views illustrating the important areas, peoples and commerce in each region. Set includes: Dept. de l'Ain; Dept. de l'Allier; Dept. des Basses-Alpes; Dept. des Hautes Alpes; Dept. de l'Ariege; and Dept. des Ardennes. Size varies slightly.


Condition: B

Bit of faint foxing.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/8/2005