Beautiful little map of the Canary Islands, with an inset at top left of Madeira. Large decorated cartouche at upper centre. 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 Brion’s treatise on globes. Nicolas Brion was a famous French mathematical and scientific instrument maker.
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Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 26.5 x 19 cm. (10 x 7 inches)