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Auction 158, Lot 8

"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
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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.


Condition: A

A dark, crisp impression with a few short tears at right that have been professionally repaired. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 6/22/2016