Auction 117, Lot 399

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 10.8 inches
43.2 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.

A very decorative 19th century map of the continent showing political divisions in color. The map is surrounded by steel engraved scenes including horses, Indians, jaguars, tapirs, mining as well as personifications of the rivers Amazon and La Plata at the top of the map.

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Condition: A

Minor foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $120 - $170

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/6/2006

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