"Geographiae Sacrae Tabula, quae Totius Orbis Partes Continet", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Mediterranean & Middle East
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…
Color: Hand Color
11.1 x 7.8 inches
28.2 x 19.8 cm
While this map covers nearly all of the Mediterranean, it focuses on the Holy Land and the Middle East. A small inset shows the wandering of the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land. 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'Asie en Plusieurs Cartes..., first published in 1652 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 crisp impression on paper with the watermark of a shield with a horn. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet and light soiling in the bottom blank margin.