Auction 119, Lot 113

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel 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.

This terrific copper engraved map shows the United States extending into present-day Canada, with Russia in control of Alaska, the Republic of Texas, and Mexico's northern border is drawn according to the Treaty of 1819 (here mis-printed as 1810). Surrounded by richly colored and beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America including wildlife, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan temple.

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Condition: A

Right margin has a couple small creases. Very light and scattered foxing.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/9/2007

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