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Auction 118, Lot 52

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1860 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 11 inches
40.6 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 map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection and is surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve and much else of interest.

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Condition: A

Original full color in map with later color in vignettes.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/6/2007

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