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SANSON, Nicolas. Engraved by A. de Winter.

SPHERE.

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

Stock code: 54377

Price: £175

Sale Price: £70

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An armillary sphere perused by three scholars at a table. 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.

Size: 125 175 mm. Mounted size: 295 360 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition.

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