Auction 112, Lot 18

"[Lot of 7] Planisphere [and] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Amerique Meridionale [and] Afrique [and] Asie [and] Europe [and] Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World and Continents

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universal Illustre

Color: Hand Color

17 x 11.3 inches
43.2 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.

Matching set of world and continents from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. Each map is surrounded in an elaborately engraved border containing vignettes representing the region in views, natives, plants, animals, explorers, etc. A fine set of seven matching maps, sizes vary slightly.


Condition: A

All in original outline color with surrounding scenes uncolored, as issued. Light soil and damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/28/2005