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Auction 118, Lot 770

"Asie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Asia

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

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.

This lovely steel engraved map of the Asian continent is surrounded by steel engraved vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals. Interesting population chart at right totaling only 638,550,000 for the entire continent! It is one of the last maps produced in the decorative style. This is a particularly handsome example.


Condition: A

Beautiful impression with fine original outline color. Later, full color on surrounding vignettes. A near fine example with very wide margins and lovely ivory age toning.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 3/6/2007