"Colonies Francaises Martinique. Amerique du Sud", Levasseur, Victor
Period: 1843 (circa)
Publication: Atlas National Illustre
Color: Hand Color
16.5 x 11.2 inches
41.9 x 28.4 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.
Lovely map of the island of Martinique displayed on a banner scroll, surrounded by steel engraved vignettes featuring the riches of the colony. Empress Josephine, the wife of the Emperor Napoleon, was born on this island, and is shown in a bust at the right.
Some tears in the blank margins, well away from the map, with some minor creasing in map.