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Auction 166, Lot 399

"De Britanische Eilanden", Sanson, Nicolas Fils

Subject: Britain

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving...

Color: Hand Color

7 x 9.1 inches
17.8 x 23.1 cm
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Lovely, small map of the British Isles with good detail of the major cities and rivers. The Shetland and Faro Islands are included at the top of the map, while a bit of the coastline of France shows in the bottom right corner. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter. 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'Europe 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.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with minor toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 2/14/2018