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SANSON, Nicolas.

Les Cantons DES SUISSES et Leurs Alliez at Leurs Sujets.

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

Stock code: 54036

Price: £245

Sale Price: £98

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Attractive map of the Swiss Cantons, foliated title cartouche at lower left. 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.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 250 210 mm. (10 8 inches)

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