Auction 139, Lot 705

"Oceanie", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: South Pacific Ocean

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.8 x 12 inches
42.7 x 30.5 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.

This map covers the entire South Pacific including Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. The map is surrounded by beautifully rendered steel-engraved scenes that feature the natives of the region, portraits of French explorers, a harbor vignette, along with French text describing the region.

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Condition: A

Light foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/15/2012

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