C1692

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres

Rare c.17th world map by Sanson, superbly embellished with a scrolled title banner and representations of the continents at bottom. Australia and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by Able Tasman on his two voyages of exploration 1642-3. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres

Date:

C1692

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

306mm 
x 202mm

Paper Size: 

326mm 
x 224mm
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Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en Deux Plan-Hemispheres - Antique Map from 1692

Genuine antique
dated:

1692

Description:

Rare c.17th world map by Sanson, superbly embellished with a scrolled title banner and representations of the continents at bottom.

Australia and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by Able Tasman on his two voyages of exploration 1642-3. California is shown as an island, the northwest coast of America is shown uncharted and with a massive Terre de Ieso.

From Luyts, Introductio ad geographiam novam et veterem

 

 

Nicholas Sanson d’Abeville (1600 - 1667)

Nicholas Sanson d’Abeville (1600-1667) Important French Royal cartographer considered to be the "father of French cartography. Educated by the Jesuits at Amiens. He gave lessons in geography both to Louis XIII and to Louis XIV. Active from 1627, Sanson issued his first significant map, the "Postes de France", which was published by Melchior Tavernier in 1632. After publishing several general atlases he became the associate of Pierre Mariette. Two younger sons, Adrien (d. 1708) and Guillaume (d. 1703), succeeded him as geographers to the king. In 1692 Hubert Jaillot collected Sanson's maps and published the, Atlas nouveau.

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