Auction 126, Lot 439

"Isles Canaries", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Canary Islands

Period: 1656 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.5 x 7.4 inches
26.7 x 18.8 cm

This is a very beautiful small map of the Canary Islands with an inset of Madeira. The Prime Meridian is shown running along the left border. The map is dominated by a large title cartouche, which is draped in an elaborate garland of fruit.


Condition: B+

There is a light damp stain in the upper part of the map and some masking tape residue on the verso paper edges.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/3/2008