LA GRANDE TARTARIE.
Map of Tartary covering the whole of Asia, north of India to the Arctic Ocean.Title 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.
Don't understand our descriptions? Try reading our Glossary
Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Small (1cm.), faint library stamp in margin not affecting image. Size: 25 x 19 cm. (10 x 7 inches).