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Lot 21
By: Sanson/Jaillot
Subject: World
Date: 1691 (dated)


Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 35.2 x 21.2 inches
         89.4 x 53.9 cm

    This beautiful double-hemisphere map by Nicolas Sanson was reworked by his sons Guillaume (1633-1703) and Adrian (1639-1718) and published in 1691 by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot. The map displays some interesting cartographic myths such as California as an island and a large Terre de Iesso. In addition, the northwestern coast of North America is largely blank and the Great Lakes are in early formation. The mythical lakes Lac Parime and Lac Xarayes are depicted in South America. A partial outline of the great southern continent, Terre Australe et Inconnue, still appears, and there are only partial outlines of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania. The cusps of the spheres are decorated at top with cherubs riding sea monsters and supporting the coat of arms of the Dauphin of Viennois and at bottom with mermen supporting the publisher’s cartouche. This is the first state of the fourth and final plate for this map, the first plate having been published beginning in 1674. Printed on two sheets, joined as issued.

See also lot 775 for Shirley's reference work on world maps, which describes this lot, and lot 769 for John Leighly's rare classic reference on the island of California.

Condition Description: A crisp, dark impression with original outline color and very minor soiling. There are several chips and tears confined to the blank margins that have been professionally repaired, as well as a chip that enters the publisher's imprint at bottom center that has also been professionally repaired with a small amount of image skillfully replaced in facsimile.

Ref: Shirley #550.

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