"Table des Cartes Etc. ", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Black & White
16.8 x 20.4 inches
42.7 x 51.8 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 minor creasing and several chips along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.