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SANSON, Nicolas.

Royaume et Desert de BARCA et L’AEGYPTE divisee en ses Principales Parties.

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

Stock code: 54022

Price: £145

Sale Price: £58

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Attractive map of north eastern Africa, including Egypt and northern Libya. 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.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Darkened edges to margins. Faint inkstamp on right margin, not affecting map. Size: 27 x 17 cm. (10 x 6 inches).

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