Auction 116, Lot 98

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1844 (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.

This very popular and decorative 19th century map features an Independent Texas - mis-printed as Exas, the United States extends into present day Canada, Russia is in control of Alaska, and Mexico's northern border is according to the Treaty of 1819 (mis-printed 1810). The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved, and fully colored, scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan Temple. A nice example of this lovely map.

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Condition: A

Beautiful impression with fine original outline color. Modern, full color on surrounding vignettes. Very wide margins with a little marginal toning and one spot in upper border, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/20/2006

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