Period: 1650 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
22.4 x 15.6 inches
56.9 x 39.6 cm
This important map by Sanson was the standard French map of Asia in the mid-seventeenth century. One of the more interesting features is the extensive coastline of America stretching from Royaume d'Anian to Sierra Nievada which is separated from Asia by the narrow Detroit d' Anian. The Kingdoms of Anian, Quivira and Albion are shown. Japan is shown on the Teixiera model and Korea is depicted as an island. The Caspian Sea is presented in a large oval shape. The map extends to include much of the eastern coast of Africa. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin and published by P. Mariette.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A ; Yeo #43.
Watermarked paper with original outline color that has been partially refreshed and later color in the cartouche. There is light soiling, minor toning, and a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been repaired on verso with old paper. Narrow margins, as issued.