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Nicolas Sanson:  L'Afrique, ou Lybie Ulterieure ou font Le Saara, ou Desert, Le Pays Des Negres, La Guinee, et Pays circonv. Tiree en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe de Nubie, en partie de diveres Cartes veues . . . est apres les Observations de Samuel Blomart . .

Maps of West Africa


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Title: L'Afrique, ou Lybie Ulterieure ou font Le Saara, ou Desert, Le Pays Des Negres, La Guinee, et Pays circonv. Tiree en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe de Nubie, en partie de diveres Cartes veues . . . est apres les Observations de Samuel Blomart . .

Map Maker: Nicolas Sanson

Place / Date: Paris / 1655

Coloring: Outline hand-color

Size: 13.5 x 22 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $275.00

Inventory ID: 50428


Description:

Nice example of Sanson's 1655 double-page engraved map of west Africa.

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: Cartes générales 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. Light toning at the centerfold.


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Maps of Africa
Maps of West Africa