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Map, World, Mercator’s Projection, Victor Levasseur, Paris, Mid 19th Century


Victor Levasseur, rue de Malte 24, Paris (geography and statistics)
Laguillermie et Rainaud, Schmitt, A Piat, et al. (engravers)
Lemercier, Paris (printer)
World Map and various other maps
Atlas National Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de La France
[Illustrated National Atlas of the 86 Departments and the Possessions of France]

A. Combette, Rue de la Parcheminerie, No. 15, Paris: 1849 or 1856
Hand-colored engravings
13.75 x 21 inches
World Map (Planisphere), $600

Please inquire as to the availability of other maps from Levasseur’s Illustrated National Atlas or his Universal Atlas. We generally stock his maps of the French departments and the French possessions, a map of France, and a double-hemisphere world map. The world map plansiphere and six maps of the continents (America Septentrional, America Meridionale, Asia, Oceania, Europe and Africa) are also frequently available.

Various handsome maps, including the world and continents as well as the French departments (regional governmental entities). In each print, a central map is surrounded by an elaborate illustrated collage of images relating to the region, including allegorical figures, famous places and persons, fauna and flora, topographical features, indigenous peoples, and local agricultural and industrial products.

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Victor Levasseur was a prolific cartographic publisher in the mid to late 19th century. He also produced Atlas Universel de Geographie Physique, Politique, Ancienne & Moderne [Universal Atlas of Physical As Well As Ancient and Modern Political Geography], with similar decorative maps.

Subtitle: Divisé par Arrondissements, Cantons et Communes Avec le trace de Toutes les Routes, Chemins de Fer et Canaux [Divided by Districts, Cantons and Boroughs with Delineations of All the Roads, Railways and Canals]

Levasseur Credit: Dressé d’apres les travaux du Cadastre du Depot de la Guerre et des Ponts et Chaussées, par V. Levasseur, Ingénieur Geographe attaché [Drawn up after the Works of the Land Registry of the Military Depot and of the Bridges and Roads, by V. Levasseur, Geographic Engineering Attaché]

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, soiling, soft creases.

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19th Century