Antique Map of North America by V. Levasseur, 1854 For Sale
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Antique Map of North America by V. Levasseur, 1854

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Antique map titled 'Amérique Septentrionale'. This map is surrounded by wide and elaborate illustrative border work showing the cultural, natural, and trade richness of the Americas. The left hand side of the map depicts European seamen bargaining for indigenous products. In the background is a Mesoamerican style pyramid, dramatic mountain scenery, and a railroad train. The right hand side of the map shows a cross-section of the flora and fauna common to the continent, including a Bison, vultures, a polar bear, an elk, a fox and an alligator. In the undergrowth, a leopard lies hidden. A population table appearing at the bottom of the map gives statistics for the Arctic (50,000), Alaska or Russian America (50,000), British America (1,200,000), the United States (19,000,000), Texas (200,000), Mexico (8,000,000), Guatemala (3,000,000), and the Antilles (2,720,000). This map originates from ‘Atlas National de la France Illustré’. Published by A. Combette, Paris, 1854.

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  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    General age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Dimensions
    H 13.98 in. x W 20.67 in. x D 0.02 in.H 35.5 cm x W 52.5 cm x D 0.5 mm
  • Seller Location
    Langweer, NL
  • Seller Reference Number
    BG-05614/15
  • Reference Number
    LU3054310739233
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