SANSON, Nicolas. Engraved by A. d'Winter.
PARTIE DU BILEDULGERID ou sont TESSET DARHA et SEGEL MESSE.
Attractive map of Morocco, the Saharan hinterland, and the Canary Islands. Handsome title cartouche at top left. Much of the charm of early maps of Africa lies in how they show the interior of the continent, which was not explored until the 19th century. 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. Very good condition. Faint library stamp right margin. Size: 28 x 17 cm. (11 x 6 inches).