"Audience de Guatimala", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Central America
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes…
Color: Hand Color
10.9 x 7.1 inches
27.7 x 18 cm
Lovely small map that illustrates the region from the Yucatan to the Gulf of Panama. It is nicely detailed, although much of the topography is still incorrect. Lago de Nicaragua has an east-west orientation. It was reduced from Sanson's folio map of 1662 and retains the same level of detail. Although his imprint does not appear on this map, all of the maps in the 1683 edition were re-engraved by Antoine de Winter.
References: Kapp (MCC-103) #11; Pastoureau, SANSON II F.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with a few tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.