Auction 148, Lot 96

"Amerique Septentrionale", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: North America, Texas

Period: 1843 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel Illustre

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 11.2 inches
43.2 x 28.4 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. The Republic of Texas is shown, and Mexico's northern border is drawn according to the Treaty of 1819 (here misprinted as 1810). Russia is in control of Alaska. The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America including wildlife, a ship stranded in the polar sea and a Mayan temple.

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Condition: A

A clean, bright example with very minor toning along the sheet edges, away from map image. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/19/2014

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