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Auction 125, Lot 43

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1849 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

15.5 x 11 inches
39.4 x 27.9 cm

Gorgeous world map from one of the last decorative atlases produced in the nineteenth century. It is presented on Mercator's projection and is surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve and much else of interest. In North America a very large Oregon Territory appears on the west coast stretching from California into British Columbia. Texas is named but not shown as independent. A striking and handsome chart.


Condition: A

Fine example with strong impression and original outline coloring. Margins slightly trimmed, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008