"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor
Subject: North America
Period: 1845 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre
Color: Hand Color
17 x 11.8 inches
43.2 x 30 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 richly engraved map of North America shows the United States' claims into present-day Canada reflecting the Oregon boundary dispute. Russia is in control of Alaska, and Mexico's northern border is shown according to the Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 (misprinted 1810). The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America including local animals, a ship stranded in the polar sea, and a Mayan Temple.