Lovely map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century. The map is presented on Mercator's projection and surrounded by fine steel engravings including vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve etc.
Victor Levasseur's "Atlas National Illustre" and "Atlas Universel Illustre" are among the last great decorative atlases published. The maps are all lavishly illustrated with scenes of the countryside, products and activities indigenous to the region. This map comes from the Atlas Universel Illustre.
An attractive example, with fine hand colour, not just on the map itself, but the colouring of the figures, foliage etc, is particularly skillful.