"Dept. de la Corse", Levasseur, Victor
Subject: Mediterranean, Corsica
Period: 1850 (circa)
Publication: Atlas National Illustre
Color: Hand Color
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 nineteenth century map represents 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.