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Auction 118, Lot 637

"[Lot of 8 - French Departments]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1869 (published)

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.

Lovely set of French Department maps all with finely rendered steel engraved views illustrating the important areas, peoples and commerce in each region.

1) Dept. de la Seine.
2) Dept. des Alpes Maritimes.
3) Dept. des Hautes Alpes.
4) Dept. des Basses-Alpes.
5) Dept. de L'Allier.
6) Dept. de L'Aisne.
7) Dept. de L'Ain.
8) Dept. de L'Ardeche.

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Condition: A

Original full color in maps with uncolored vignettes, as issued. All with some marginal defects, not affecting maps.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $95

Closed on 3/6/2007

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