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Auction 118, Lot 152

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1845 (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.

Lovely, decorative map with the Republic of Texas, and the United States extending into present-day Canada, Russia in control of Alaska, and Mexico's northern border according to the Treaty of 1819, (misprinted as 1810). Surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan Temple. A very popular and decorative 19th century map.

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Condition: A

Original color in the map with later color on the vignettes.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/6/2007

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