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Stock# 61114
Description

Dutch edition of Sanson's map of Peru and the Amazon region, showing the extensive rivers and tributaries which extend to the Andies, along with the rich details of the mountainous regions of Peru, then the most affluent of all of the Early Spanish territories in South America.

Many major cities appear, as do rivers, lakes, mountains, islands and other details. One of the earliest obtainable regional maps of this area.

From a Dutch edition of Sanson's L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles… the third atlas to focus solely upon America.

Nicolas Sanson Biography

Nicholas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the father of French cartography in its golden age from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. Over the course of his career he produced over 300 maps. His success can be chalked up to his geographic and research skills, but also to his partnership with Pierre Mariette. Previously, Sanson had worked primarily with the publisher Melchior Tavernier. Mariette purchased Tavernier’s business in 1644. Sanson worked with Mariette until 1657, when the latter died. Mariette’s son, also Pierre, helped to publish the Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde.