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SANSON, Nicolas.

Turcumanie Georgie Commanie.

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

Stock code: 54049

Price: £195

Sale Price: £78

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Attractive map of Georgia in Asia and the surrounding lands and seas. Decorated 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 Bion’s treatise on globes. Nicolas Bion was a famous French mathematical and scientific instrument maker.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Very good condition. Small (1cm.), faint library stamp in margin not affecting image. Size: 23 x 18.5 cm. (9 x 7 inches).

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