Auction 111, Lot 706

"Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 11.3 inches
41.9 x 28.7 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 map is surrounded by beautifully rendered steel engraved scenes that feature the natives of the region, portraits of French explorers and a harbor vignette. Vignettes uncolored, as issued. A very fine example of this chart.

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Condition: A+

Crisp, dark impression and fine original color.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/8/2005

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