Victor Levasseur was an important French Engineer, Cartographer and Engraver of the mid-19th Century. He had important cartographically related political and education posts throughout France. He is most noted for his Atlas National Illustreede, 86 Departments et des Possesins de la France, a large Decorative Atlas of France.
Levasseur’s maps are distinctive for their wide decorative margins containing elaborate depictions of the scenery, the people, and trade goods of the areas that he mapped.
Levasseur’s maps are also known for the wealth of statistical data that they offer.
Until recent times. Levsseur’s maps were rarely found outside of France as they were used in public libraries and town halls.
His work represents some of the last great decorative maps of the 19th century.
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