Auction 122, Lot 125

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustré

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 map with an Independent Texas, the United States extending into present day Canada, Russia in control of Alaska, and Mexico's northern border according to the Treaty of 1819 (misprinted 1810). Surrounded by beautifully engraved, and fully colored, scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan Temple. A very popular and decorative 19th century map.

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Condition: A

A nice impression with lovely color. Margins are slightly soiled.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007

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