Auction 113, Lot 112

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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 1819 (mislabeled 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.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and original hand coloring in outline in map with scenes uncolored. A trace of staining in blank right margin, map is fine.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2005

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