Auction 145, Lot 411

"Isles Canaries", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Canary Islands

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: L'Afrique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles…

Color: Hand Color

10.4 x 7.3 inches
26.4 x 18.5 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. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON I F [17].

Condition: A

A fine impression with attractive color.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/12/2013