Auction 95, Lot 9

"Atlas National Illustre des 89 Departments et des Possessions de la France…", Levasseur, Victor

Subject: Title Page

Period: 1861 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 12.5 inches
45.2 x 31.8 cm

Attractive title sheet from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The steel engraved scenes surrounding the script title are fully hand-colored and enclosed in a border of tree branches and grapevines engraved by Eugene Duchez. There are infantry and naval battle scenes, portraits, armor and weaponry, a river god and goddess and a group of cherubs engaged in various scientific and artist pursuits.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/13/2001

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