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

SKU: 2074
$200.00Price
  • Title

    Planisphere

  • Map Maker Specifics

    V. Levasseur, 1861, Paris

  • Size

    11.1 x 16.3 in. plus margins

  • Condition

    Very Good, slight marginal age toning