West Africa 1655 Nicolas Sanson D'abbeville Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
L'AFRIQUE, ou LYBIE Ultérieure ou sont LE SAARA, ou DESERT, LE PAYS DES NEGRES, la GUINEE et les Pays circonv. Tirée en partie de Sanut, et de l'Arabe de Nubie, en partie de diverses Cartes veues jusques a present la Coste des Negres, et Guinee, &c. Est apres les Observations de Samuel Blomart, Par le Sr SANSON d'Abbeville Geogr Ord du Roy, A PARIS, Chez Pierre Mariette Rue St Iacques a l'Esperance, Avec Privilege du Roy, pour vingt Ans 1655. Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette. In 1657 Pierre Mariette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas. Edition : Paris, chez Pierre Mariette, dated 1655, XVIIe Century. Size with margins : 60,5 x 44,5 cm / 23,6 x 17,3 inches. Condition : very good condition, handed colored, large margins. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".
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- Cartographer/Publisher: Nicholas Sanson
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Date Range: 1600-1699
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Year: 1655