Auction 112, Lot 14

"Atlas National Illustre des 89 Departments et des Possessions de la France…", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1869 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm

Attractive title page from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The steel engraved scenes surrounding the script title are fully hand-colored and enclosed in a border of tree branches and grapevines engraved by Eugene Duchez. Surrounded by infantry and naval battle scenes, portraits, armor and weaponry, ballooning, an early railroad engine, a river god and goddess and a group of cherubs engaged in a variety of scientific and artistic pursuits.


Condition: A

Light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/28/2005