"Europa Vetus...", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1650 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 15.4 inches
55.4 x 39.1 cm
Handsome map of Europe showing its ancient political divisions and place names. The map extends to include Iceland, all the lands bordering the Mediterranean, and as far east as the Caspian Sea. Decorated with a fine title cartouche.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A #101.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a light damp stain at top and minor soiling. Professionally remargined in top corners with old paper to accommodate framing.