'EUROPE' by Victor Levasseur c.1846
A very attractive and highly decorative 19th century map of Europe, with fine original hand colour, which was published in Victor Levasseur's Atlas National Illustré (Paris: Pelissier, 1846).
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 Europe exemplified this with its aesthetic and allegorical imagery. European art and science is represented by cherubs involved in various activities including painting, sculpting, writing, reading and computation. A lone male and female figure on either side of the map symbolise industry and agriculture whilst a seated monarch above it personifies the Kingdoms of Europe.
- This is an original steel engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 44.9cms by 32cms (including imprints).
- 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 165 years old.