"Royaume et Desert de Barca, et l'Aegypte Divisee en Ses Principales Parties", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Northeast Africa
Period: 1656 (dated)
Publication: L'Afrique en plusieurs cartes...
Color: Black & White
11.1 x 6.8 inches
28.2 x 17.3 cm
This attractive map covers northern Africa from Tripoli to the Red Sea. The topography is mostly spurious with numerous mountain ranges and oases prominently located. The map is embellished with a bold title cartouche festooned with fruit symbolizing the fertility of the Nile valley. Engraved by Jean Lhuillier, whose initials appear beneath the title cartouche.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON I C #6.
Remargined on all sides with heavy old paper. There is a slight edge tear at top right and spots of printer's ink residue.