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Auction 178, Lot 513


"Algerie, Colonie Francaise", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1850 (circa)

Publication: Atlas National Illustre

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 11.2 inches
42.2 x 28.4 cm
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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.

Three decorative maps of French colonies in Africa and the Indian Ocean. Each map is surrounded by uncolored steel engravings containing views, natives, plants, animals, explorers, etc., representing the region.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with contemporary outline color and marginal foxing.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $36

Closed on 6/10/2020