Auction 124, Lot 5

"Atlas National Illustre des 86 Departments et des Possessions de la France Divisee par Arrondissments, Cantons en Communes", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1847 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.2 x 12 inches
41.1 x 30.5 cm

Attractive title page from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The steel engraved scenes surrounding the script title are enclosed in a border of tree branches and grapevines engraved by Eugene Duchez. Infantry and naval battle scenes, portraits, armor and weaponry, ballooning, an early railroad engine, a river god and goddess and a group of cherubs engaged in a variety of scientific and artist pursuits enrich the sheet.


Condition: A

A nice impression and color on a sheet with some faint marginal spots of foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/7/2008