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1650 Sanson Map of Ancient Africa

1650 Sanson Map of Ancient Africa

1650 Sanson Map of Ancient Africa

1650 Sanson Map of Ancient Africa. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Description: Nicolas Sanson's 1650 map of Africa, in a very attractive contemporary color example. The map combines modern topography with toponymy drawn from classical geographers.

Sanson, a historian as well as a cartographer, intended this map to illustrate Africa as it may have appeared prior to European discovery and exploration. Although the general shape of the continent as well as the surrounding islands and oceans reflect European cartography of the era, Sanson has turned to the Alexandrian cartographer of antiquity, Claudius Ptolemy, to fill in the interior. The southernmost labeled place on the coast is Prassum Promont, a location identified by Ptolemy as the southernmost limit of geographical knowledge. He also follows Ptolemy in his depiction of the White Nile River and its dual lake sources at the base of the Maintains of the Moon.

The Ptolemaic mapping of the Nile remained a common feature of Africa maps well into the early 19th century when the explorations of Livingstone and Speake provided new and reliable reconnaissance. The southernmost extreme of Africa he as identified as Anthropophagi Aethiopes (Cannibals). This map was issued separately in 1650 in anticipation of Sanson's 1658 Cartes Generales.

Many examples are also found tipped into this atlas. It was published by Sanson in conjunction with Pierre Mariette, whose name also appears in the title cartouche. The engraving is the work of Abraham Peyrounin c.

Several later posthumous editions followed with an updated cartouche as well as revised information throughout the interior. Size: Printed area measures 15.5 inches high by 22 inches wide. Recornered with no effect on printed image. If your address is a P.

Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map.

Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item "1650 Sanson Map of Ancient Africa" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "geographicusmaps" and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.


1650 Sanson Map of Ancient Africa