"Asie", Levasseur, Victor
Period: 1869 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre
Color: Hand Color
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.