Auction 117, Lot 706

"Asie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Asia

Period: 1869 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel 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.

This lovely map of the continent is surrounded by steel engraved vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals. It is one of the last maps produced in the decorative style.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006

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