Auction 130, Lot 111

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 North America depicting the United States extending into present-day Canada. Russia is in control of Alaska, and Mexico's northern border is shown according to the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 (misprinted 1810). The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan Temple.

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Condition: A

Original outline color. There is an embossed personal stamp in the lower margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/2/2009

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