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SANSON, Nicolas.

GUIANE divisee en guiane et Caribane.

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

Stock code: 54043

Price: £275

Sale Price: £110

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Map showing north-east South America, from Trindad to the mouth of the Amazon – modern day Guyana and Surinam. Several large fictitious lakes make up much of the unexplored interior. 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.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Small (1cm.), very faint library stamp on border, not affecting map. Size: 27.5 x 20 cm. (11 x 8 inches).

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