Auction 112, Lot 460

"[Lot of 5 - French Departments]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1869 (published)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

11 x 16.5 inches
27.9 x 41.9 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.

Following the French Revolution the country was divided into 89 departments. Each of these five maps is beautifully engraved with scenes surrounding the map showing the dress, monuments, flora and fauna, commerce and local people of each department. An attractive and historical set of steel engraved maps of the following French Departments: Dept. de la Corse; Dept. du Calvados; Dept. du Cantal; Dept. de la Charente; Dept. de la Charente Infre. Size varies slightly.


Condition: A

Full original color in maps, vignettes uncolored. Light foxing in a few margins.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/28/2005