Auction 111, Lot 81

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 11 inches
42.2 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 map with the United States extending into present-day Canada, Russia in control of Alaska, and Mexico's northern border according to the Treaty of 1810. Surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan Temple. A very popular and decorative 19th century map in fine condition.

References: Manasek #110.

Condition: A+

Very fine impression on thick paper with full margins. Rather bright hand coloring of scenes surrounding the map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/8/2005