Auction 129, Lot 42

"Planisphere", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: World

Period: 1852 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 11.4 inches
41.4 x 29 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 from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection and surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents, several mythical figures, Adam and Eve and much else of interest. In North America, a very large Oregon appears on the west coast stretching from California into British Columbia.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/23/2009

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