SANSON, Nicolas. Engraved by A. de Winter.
GEOGRAPHIAE SACRE TABULA QUAE TOTIUS ORBIS PARTES CONTINET.
Map of the ancient world around the Mediterranean. An inset map at lower left of the Nile delta and the Sinai shows the routes of the wanderings of the Israelites after they escaped from Egypt. Illustrated cartouche at top right. Maps by Sanson in original colour are rare. 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.
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Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 280 195 mm. (11 7 inches).