Auction 114, Lot 325

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.2 x 10.7 inches
41.1 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 political divisions. The map is surrounded by steel engraved scenes including horses, Indians, mining and indigenous animals including a jaguar. A very nice example with the surrounding scenes uncolored, as issued.

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Condition: A+

Wonderful impression on thick paper with original outline coloring and full margins. One tiny and light spot, still fine. Small embossed stamp in lower blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006

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