'AFRIQUE' (Africa) by Victor Levasseur c.1860s

'AFRIQUE' (Africa) by Victor Levasseur c.1860s
SKU: levafm/afri/001

A very attractive and highly decorative 19th century map of Africa, with fine original hand colour, which was published in Victor Levasseur's Atlas National Illustré (Paris: Pelissier, 1859-1872).

Published between 1842 and 1872, Victor Levasseur's 'Atlas National' was one of the most decorative and visually striking atlases of the 19th century. The map of Africa exemplified this with its aesthetic and allegorical imagery. Illustrated are references to the continent's fauna and flora; including lions, camels and crocodiles; a pyramid of ancient Egypt; ornate vignette views of Alexandria, Cairo and Algiers; native people and the French army laying claim to Algeria.

  • This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 44.3cms by 31.5cms (including imprint).
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 140 years old.