SANSON, Nicolas. Engraved by A. de Winter.
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.
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Size: 125 175 mm. Mounted size: 295 360 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition.