Auction 147, Lot 306

"Colonies Francaises Martinique Amerique du Sud", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Martinique

Period: 1854 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.1 x 10.7 inches
40.9 x 27.2 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.

Lovely map of the island of Martinique displayed on a banner scroll, surrounded by steel engraved vignettes featuring the riches of the colony. Empress Josephine, the wife of the Emperor Napoleon, was born on this island, and is shown in a bust at the right. Engraved by Laguillermie.

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Condition: A

Some small spots.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/20/2013

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