Auction 116, Lot 383

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.4 x 10.8 inches
41.7 x 27.4 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.

This very decorative 19th century map of the continent is colored to show political divisions. The map is surrounded by steel engraved scenes including horses, Indians, mining and indigenous animals. Vignettes are fully colored in modern hand.

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Condition: A

Original outline coloring to map, nice impression and wide original margins.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/20/2006

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