Auction 124, Lot 368

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 10.8 inches
41.4 x 27.4 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.

A very decorative 19th century map of the continent showing political divisions in full color. The map is surrounded by steel engraved scenes including horses, Indians, jaguars, tapirs, and mining as well as personifications of the Amazon and La Plata Rivers at the top of the map.

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Condition: A+

There is a little surface soil in the lower margin

Estimate: $140 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/7/2008

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