Auction 136, Lot 734

"Colonies Francaises (en Afrique)", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Africa - French Colonies

Period: 1843 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 11.7 inches
42.7 x 29.7 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.

Fine, decorative map of the French colonies in Senegal and Madagascar surrounded by vignettes of the lush landscapes, natives, an elephant and several other indigenous animals. This map was illustrated by Raimond Bonheur, father of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 6/1/2011

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