This lovely world map uses the fattened view of Mercator's projection. As with other Levasseur maps, the map is surrounded by fine steel engravings of vignettes representing the four seasons, allegorical figures of the continents and several mythical figures, Adam and Eve as well as a zodiac astrological banner stretching across the night sky at the top. Hand colored.
1861 Levasseur Ornate World Map
Map Maker Specifics
V. Levasseur, 1861, Paris
11.1 x 16.3 in. plus margins
Very Good, slight marginal age toning