Auction 113, Lot 663

"Dept. de la Corse", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Mediterranean - Corsica

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 16.4 inches
29.2 x 41.7 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.

Superb 19th century map of Corsica surmounted by an eagle carrying Corsica's most famous native son - Napoleon Bonaparte. The map is elaborately decorated with Corsica's produce, grapes, olive oil and an abundance of seafood.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $30

Closed on 12/7/2005

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