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Auction 105, Lot 3

"Table des Cartes etc: Du Sr. Sanson Contenues Dans ce Volume", Sanson

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17 x 20.8 inches
43.2 x 52.8 cm
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A beautiful, large sheet in full original color. Remarkably early strike from the copper plate with layout lines evident plus very strong ink lines. The large area for the list of maps is blank here, with no pastedown sheet as normally found. Embellished with mythological scenes and figures. At bottom is a view of a large library with scholars and explorers gathered around a table with a globe and atlases. An extremely fine example.


Condition: A

A little scattered toning in large blank area, else very fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/3/2003