Auction 123, Lot 55

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1840 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16 x 11 inches
40.6 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 from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection and surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve and much else of interest.

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Condition: B+

An attractive example with a few minor stains, mostly confined to the margins.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008

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