Add this shop to my favorites. Antique Map of Egypt by Sanson c. Availability: in stock Condition : Fair, age-related toning and foxing.
Minor wear and soiling, blank verso. 1660 Overall size : 24.5 x 37 cm. Image size : 20 x 27.5 cm.Description: Antique map titled'Egypte divisée en ses Douze Cassilifs ou Gouvernemens'. Detailed map of Egypt, extends from the Red Sea and Israel to the Nile River Valley. 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. The item "Antique Map of Egypt by Sanson (c. 1660)" is in sale since Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "bartele-gallery" and is located in Langweer. This item can be shipped worldwide.