Auction 113, Lot 66

"[Lot of 6 - Colonies Franaises]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: French Colonies in the World

Period: 1855 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

17 x 11.5 inches
43.2 x 29.2 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.

Beautifully engraved maps depicting the French Colonies in the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Includes 1) Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) that includes Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, St. Martin, etc. 2) Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) that includes French Guayana, Isle St. Martin, Newfoundland, etc. 3) Colonies Francaises, Martinique. 4) Colonies Francaises (en Afrique) including Senegal and Madagascar. 5) Algerie, Colonie Francaise covering. 6) Ile Bourbon - Colonie Francaise (Ocean Indien). Fine set of charts surrounded by decorative scenes representing the natives, indigenous animals, and commerce of the regions.


Condition: A

Light damp stains in blank margins. Original outline color.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2005