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Amerique Septentrionale. Beautiful North America antique map c1854. Levasseur

Amerique Septentrionale. Beautiful North America antique map c1854. Levasseur

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by Levasseur, Victor

Very decorative French antique map of USA c1854. Carte Ancienne de Geographie.

Original steel-engraved map with its geography surrounded by finely engraved illustration of the region. Geographer and engineer Victor Levasseur established his reputation as a mapmaker between 1838 and 1854 with this series of maps for one of the most decorative atlases ever published, Atlas National Illustre (Illustrated National Atlas) published in Paris circa 1854.

The hand-colour within the map is contemporary (from the time of publication). The fine hand-colour to the decoratively engraved border is of a later date, but certainly makes this a stunning map. With wide margins, approximate measurements are 370 x 510mm (14.5 x 20 inches), with engraved map 290 x 420mm (11.5 x 16.5 inches). Unfortunately, to produce a clear scan the size is limited.

Stock Number: amVL2408Price: $360.00