Auction 140, Lot 834

"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: B+

Lightly toned with a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light. There are a few minor spots and some light soiling primarily in the blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/23/2012

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