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SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P. - Carte generale de L'Empire d'Allemagne et pays circonvoisins. . .

SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P. -  Carte generale de L'Empire d'Allemagne et pays circonvoisins. . .
SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P. - Carte generale de L'Empire d'Allemagne et pays circonvoisins. . .
Date: Paris, 1642/45-1657
Size: 405 x 557 mm.
Colouring: In original o/l colours.
Condition: Good and dark impression. Left and right margin cut till scale border, as issued. Paper slightly age-toned but generally good.

Description

Fine map Central Europe including Germany, Poland, Low countries, Switzerland and Austria. The map was first published by Tavernier and later by Mariette. This edition carries the date 1642 and 1645, with the address of Pierre Mariette.
Nicolas Sanson was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette. In 1644 the latter had purchased the business of Melchior Tavernier, and helped Sanson with financial support in producing the maps. In 1657 Pierre Marriette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde. the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas.
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