Auction 115, Lot 751

"Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 11 inches
42.7 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.

The map covers the entire South Pacific including Australia and New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The surrounding steel engraved scenes, fully colored, feature the natives of the region, portraits of French explorers, native foliage and a harbor vignette.

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Condition: A+

Nice impression and hand coloring, with wide margins. Original full color on map, modern full coloring to engraved scenes.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/21/2006

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