A set of five antique atlas maps, titled, "Oceanie", "Amerique Septentrionale", "Amerique Meridionale", "Europe", and "Asie", published in 1856 by A. Combette, and printed by Alfred Lemercier, Paris, after cartography by Victor Levasseur. The set is framed identically in dark, "distressed" style modern framing of good quality (each measures 15" by 22"). Maps are very clean, considering the age, with only the stray fox mark here and there. There is hand coloring of the boundaries of countries, regions, and island groups, along with the always-charming engraved images of scenes, people and animals characteristic of each region of the earth.....bison and alligators and polar bears for North America, leopards, banana trees and palms for South America, explorers for Oceania, evidence of culture and learning and statues for Europe. Someone spent some money on having these framed. Ideal additions to the traditional home setting.