Auction 124, Lot 478

"[Lot of 12 - French Departments]", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

11 x 16.5 inches
27.9 x 41.9 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.

A charming group of maps depicting French departments, with each map surrounded by decorative depictions of the region's produce and portraits of notable residents. Most of these departments include the wine regions of France, including the Loire valley, Burgundy, Chablis, Champagne, and Rhone valley.

1) Dept. de la Loire.
2) Dept. du Puy de Dome.
3) Dept. de la Nievre.
4) Dept. de Loir et Cher.
5) Dept. de la Mayenne.
6) Dept. de l'Aube.
7) Dept. de l'Aisne.
8) Dept. de la The. Marne.
9) Dept. de la Meuse.
10) Dept. du Jura.
11) Dept. de l'Ariege.
12) Depart. du Gard.


Condition: A

All with original outline color on sound sheets.

Estimate: $220 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008