"Colonies Francaises (en Afrique)", Levasseur, Victor
Period: 1857 (circa)
Publication: Atlas National Illustre
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 11.5 inches
41.9 x 29.2 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.
Fine, decorative map of the French colonies in Senegal and Madagascar surrounded by vignettes of the lush landscapes, natives, an elephant and several other indigenous animals. This map was illustrated by Raimond Bonheur, father of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur.
Original outline color on a sturdy sheet with some faint offsetting and some marginal specks of foxing.