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Auction 118, Lot 7

"Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departments et des Possessions de la France Divisee par Arrondissments, Cantons en Communes", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 11.5 inches
40.6 x 29.2 cm

Attractive title page from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The steel engraved scenes surrounding the script title are enclosed in a border of tree branches and grapevines engraved by Eugene Duchez. The page is filled with infantry and naval battle scenes, portraits of Charlemagne and Napoleon, armor and weaponry, ballooning, an early railroad engine, a river god and goddess and a group of cherubs engaged in a variety of scientific and artistic pursuits.

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Condition: A

Lovely coloring and a nice impression. Blue ownership stamp in left margin, well away from the image. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2007

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