EUROPA VETUS Ex Conatib Geographicis N. Sanson Abbavilloei Christianiss Galliar regis geographi LUTETIAE PARISIORUM Apud Autorem Cum Privilegio Annorum Viginti Et apud Petrum Mariette via Jacoboea sub Signo Spei 1650.The map is decorated with a nice cartouche. 59,5 x 44 cm / 23,2 x 17,3 inches. Born in Abbeville, active from 1627.
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. 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.
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