Auction 111, Lot 581

"Asie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Asia

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

17.1 x 11.2 inches
43.4 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.

Fine map of the continent that is surrounded by artistically rendered vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals.


Condition: A

Beautiful impression and fine original coloring. Vignettes uncolored, as issued. Full margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/8/2005