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SANSON, N. / MARRIET, P. - Brtiannicae Insulae in quibus..

SANSON, N. / MARRIET, P. - Brtiannicae Insulae in quibus..
SANSON, N. / MARRIET, P. - Brtiannicae Insulae in quibus..
Date: Paris, 1641-1657
Size: 398 x 523 mm.
Colouring: In original o/l colours.
Condition: Good and dark impression. Brown spot in lower part map, can easily be removed.

Description

Fine map of the British Isles, in a second state. The map was first published by Tavernier and later by Mariette. This edition carries the date 1641, and address of Pierre Mariette: rue st.Jacques a L'Esperance,. Sanson shows the British tribes, the towns, and the ancient divisions of the country. There is a misprint in the first word of the title and the right-hand border has not been engraved.
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.
550€
  • Reference N°: 09037
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