"Asie", Levasseur, Victor
Period: 1840 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre
Color: Hand Color
17 x 11 inches
43.2 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.
Lovely map of the Asian continent surrounded by fully colored steel engraved vignettes depicting costumes of the various peoples of Asia, Adam and Eve, and several exotic animals. This map was illustrated by Raimond Bonheur, father of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur.
An attractive example on a sound sheet with a neat repair in the lower margin, not affecting the map which is otherwise fine.