Auction 122, Lot 450

"L'Europe…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Europe

Period: 1669 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 16 inches
54.6 x 40.6 cm

Finely engraved 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.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a sheet with original outline color. The top margin has been extended to facilitate in framing. The map has a little faint soil, and a small stain in the lower right border.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/5/2007