Auction 117, Lot 434

"L'Europe", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Europe

Period: 1669 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes des Parties du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

22 x 16.3 inches
55.9 x 41.4 cm

Fine map of Europe based on the cartography of the elder Sanson (Nicolas) and produced by Guillaume Sanson in partnership with Pierre Mariette. The map is well detailed and adorned with a garland draped title cartouche. The great age of French cartography originated with the work of Nicolas Sanson. His success was partly due to his partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette.

References: Philips (A) #4260-21.

Condition: B

Some paper restoration in blank margins and minor repair on bottom fold.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/6/2006