Auction 115, Lot 641

"Asie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Asia

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 11 inches
43.2 x 27.9 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.

Lovely map of the Asian continent surrounded by steel engraved vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals. One of the last maps produced in the ornamental style. A fine and beautiful example of this most decorative chart.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful impression with fine original outline color. Modern, full color on surrounding vignettes. Full margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006

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