Auction 113, Lot 332

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 10.7 inches
41.9 x 27.2 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.

A very decorative 19th century map of the continent colored to show its political divisions. The map is surrounded by lovely steel engraved scenes including horses, Indians, mining, a leopard and other indigenous animals. A very fine example of this attractive map.

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Condition: A

Vignettes uncolored, as issued. Wide margins.

Estimate: $140 - $175

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/7/2005

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