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Auction 118, Lot 486

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 11 inches
42.7 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.

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

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Condition: A

Original outline color with attractive later color on the surrounding vignettes. Small ownership embossed stamp of "A.G." in blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/6/2007

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