"Table des Cartes etc.", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Black & White
16.9 x 20.8 inches
42.9 x 52.8 cm
This striking sheet features a large area for the list of maps, which is blank in this example, with no pastedown sheet as normally found. Embellished with mythological scenes and figures, including Atlas supporting a globe, Zeus, the angel of Fame, and Neptune. At bottom is a view of a large library with scholars and explorers gathered around a table with a globe and atlases.
A dark, crisp impression with a few short tears at right that have been professionally repaired. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.