Auction 119, Lot 738

"Asie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Asia

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 11.3 inches
43.2 x 28.7 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 of the Asian continent surrounded by fully colored steel engraved vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals. This map was illustrated by Raimond Bonheur, father of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur.

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Condition: A

Lovely original full color in the map with later color in the surrounding vignettes. Dark impression with just a couple of spots of foxing, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/9/2007

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