"D'Eilanden van Capo Verde, de Kust en 't Landt der Negeren. Ontrent Capo Verde", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Western Africa, Cape Verde Islands
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereldbeschryving
Color: Hand Color
11.3 x 7.8 inches
28.7 x 19.8 cm
This is an attractive map of the important Cape Verde Islands and the opposite African coast from Cap Blanc to Sierra Leone. There is a lot of detail along the African coastline, with numerous cities, capes, rivers, and more identified. A fancy decorative title cartouche adorns the bottom of the map. Published in Francois Halma's Dutch edition of A. Pherotee de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre facilement la Geographie Universelle.
Sanson's small maps from his L'Afrique en Plusieurs Cartes..., first published in 1656 and engraved by A. Peyrounin, were copied several times by various map publishers. Johann David Zunners made copies of Sanson's maps for his German translation of Die Gantze Erd-Kugel in 1679. Johannes Ribbius and Simon de Vries published copies in 1682 and 1683, with new maps engraved by Antoine d'Winter. The plates were later sold to Francois Halma, who used them in 1699 and then again in 1705 with the titles re-engraved in Dutch. The titles on the d'Winter plates were re-engraved back into French, and then used by Nicholas Chemereau in 1715 and by Henri du Sauzet in 1738.
A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet with professional repairs to several small chips and tears in the blank margins. The side margins have been professionally extended to accommodate framing.