Auction 125, Lot 385

"[Lot of 3] Colonies Francaises Martinique [and] Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) [and] Colonies Francaises (en Amerique)", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Lesser Antilles, French Guiana, Canada

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16.5 x 11 inches
41.9 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.

Three beautifully engraved maps depicting the French Colonies in the Americas: 1) Colonies Francaises Martinique; 2) Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) includes French Guiana, Ile Royal, etc.; and 3) Colonies Francaises (en Amerique) includes Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, St. Martin, etc. Fine set of three charts surrounded by decorative scenes.


Condition: A

Beautiful examples with a little marginal soil or spotting, else fine. Beautiful, strong impression on sheet with full margins.

Estimate: $240 - $275


Closed on 9/24/2008