Auction 126, Lot 405

"Amerique Meridionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South America

Period: 1846 (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. 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

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/3/2008

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