Auction 168, Lot 663

"Gedeelte van Barbaryen, waar in Legt 't Ryk van Algiers Verdeelt in zyne Landschappen 't Gedeelte van Biledulgerid...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 7.5 inches
25.9 x 19.1 cm

Attractive map covering the region of present-day northern Algeria fully engraved with mountains and oases. The map is decorated with a nice title cartouche. 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.

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Condition: A

A sharp impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/6/2018

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