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(Asia Globe)


Published: Nicolas Bion: L'Usage des Globes. Amsterdam: Francois Halma. 1700.

Stock code: 56343

Price: £300

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Handsome print of a globe outside a large building. The continent of Asia is facing us, a ribbon bearing the title is draped across the stand of the globe. Nicolas Sanson was founder of the French school of mapmakers, at a time when the leadership in European cartography passed from the Low Countries to France. This map was published in Bion’s treatise on globes. Nicolas Bion was a famous French mathematical and scientific instrument maker.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Mounted size: 29.5 x 36cm Size: 12.5 x 18 cm. (5 x 7 inches). Size: 13 x 18.5 cm. (5 x 7 inches)

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