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Antique Map-WORLD-DOUBLE HEMISPHERE-MAPPE MONDE-HYDROGRAPHIE-Sanson-1652. Description: This original antique map originates from:’Cartes generales de toutes les parties du monde’, by S. Sanson published in France ca. Artists and Engravers: Nicholas Sanson d’Abbeville (1600 – 1667) and his descendents were important French cartographer’s active through the 17th century. Sanson started his career as a historian where, it is said, he turned to cartography as a way to illustrate his historical studies. In the course of his research some of his fine maps came to the attention of King Louis XIII who, admiring the quality of his work, appointed Sanson’Geographe Ordinaire du Roi’. Sanson’s corpus of some three hundred maps initiated the golden age of French Cartography. Engraved by Antoine de Winter. Subject: Map :’L’ Hydrographie ou Description de l’Eau c’est a dire des Mers, Golfes, Detroits, et Rivieres principales, qui sont dans la Surface du Globe Terrestre. Double hemisphere world map with California as an Island. This map is similar to Sanson’s 1651 edition (Shirley #390) but with more prominence given to marine and river features. In this map Sanson has renamed Nouvelle Albion in the northwest part of North America as Terra de Iesso and Detriot d’Anian has been moved to just north of California. This map is one of the first to distinguish the Great Lakes. Australia is only partially shown, still marked Beach, but New Zealand and Tasmania do not appear. Condition: Excellent given age. General age-related toning and light staining. Some small tears in the margins, not affecting image. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 60 x 44 cm. The image size is ca. 52.5 x 40 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 17.3 inch. 20.7 x 15.7 inch. Medium: Engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Original old hand colouring. We guarantee our items to be genuine original. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. FIND SIMILAR ITEMS IN OUR STORE. Visit our Store: we would like to invite you to review similar items in our Store or to browse through all other items in our Store. We are confident that you will find very special unique antique maps and prints in our Store. It is our privilege to have you as a customer. Register here for our Newsletter! The item “Antique Map-WORLD-DOUBLE HEMISPHERE-MAPPE MONDE-HYDROGRAPHIE-Sanson-1652″ is in sale since Tuesday, September 08, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “theprintscollector” and is located in Zeeland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Region: World & Hemisphere
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Print Type: Engraving
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

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