Auction 123, Lot 782

"Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1869 (published)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 11 inches
42.7 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 attractive map covers the entire South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The surrounding steel engraved scenes, fully colored, feature the natives of the region, portraits of French explorers, native foliage and a harbor vignette.

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Condition: A

A nice example with just a few light spots, mostly confined to the margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/20/2008

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