Auction 136, Lot 539

"Dept. du Calvados", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: France

Period: 1869 (published)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16.8 x 12.2 inches
42.7 x 31 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.

Dept. du Calvados. This map shows the French department of Calvados, part of the region of Basse-Normandie in Normandy. It takes its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast that are graphically depicted on the map. It is also the location of Juno Beach, one of the location for the famous D-Day invasion of WWII. Includes the cities of Bayeux and Caen, and much of Normandy. Surrounded by beautifully engraved views representing the people and commerce of the area.


Condition: A

Original color, as issued, with minor soil in the margins.

Estimate: $100 - $140


Closed on 6/1/2011