Auction 117, Lot 91

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1851 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National 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 great map portrays the Republic of Texas, 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 scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan temple.

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Condition: A

Some soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/6/2006

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