Auction 111, Lot 664

"[Lot of 3] Colonies Francaises (en Afrique) [and] Algerie - Colonie Francaise [and] Ile de la Reunion", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Africa and Indian Ocean

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Ilustré

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.

Three decorative maps of French colonies in Africa and the Indian Ocean. Each map is surrounded by uncolored steel engravings containing views, natives, plants, animals, explorers, etc., representing the region. Lot includes Colonies Francaise (en Afrique) of Senegal and Madagascar, Algerie - Colonie Francaise, and Ile de la Reunion.


Condition: A

Bit of light foxing in margins.

Estimate: $120 - $180


Closed on 6/8/2005