Auction 168, Lot 674

"Zanguebar. Getrokken uit Sanutus, enz. [on sheet with] T' Gedeelte van Zanguebar. Waar in de Kusten van Ajan, en Abex, enz...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 7.3 inches
29.7 x 18.5 cm

This attractive map, in two parts, covers the east coast of Africa from Mozambique to the Red Sea showing the prosperous trading ports. Each map has a decorative 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.


Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a minor tear in the bottom blank margin that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/6/2018