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Nicolas Sanson:  Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Seglmesse. . . 1655

Maps of North Africa

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Title: Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Seglmesse. . . 1655

Map Maker: Nicolas Sanson

Place / Date: Paris / 1655

Coloring: Outline hand-color

Size: 15.5 x 21 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $395.00

Inventory ID: 50424


Nicholas Sanson's double-page engraved map of North Africa, focusing on Morocco.

Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) sometimes called Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville or Sanson d'Abbeville, was the most important French cartographer of the 17th century. Tooley called Sanson "the founder of the French school of cartography." He began making maps in the late 1620s, and in the 1630s he was working with Melchior Tavernier. Later, Sanson worked in concert with the print publisher Pierre Mariette, with whom he published his great atlas: Cartesgénérales de toutes les parties du monde (1658). After Sanson's death in 1667, his son Guillaume carried on the business in partnership with Alexis Hubert Jaillot. Guillaume established himself as a very important French mapmaker in his own right.

Condition Description: Old outline hand-color. Centerfold slightly stained.

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