"Les Isles Antilles, &c Entre Lesquelles sont les Lucayes, et les Caribes", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Geographise en Historise Werelt Beschryving
Color: Hand Color
12.1 x 8.2 inches
30.7 x 20.8 cm
Attractive map covering the southern tip of Florida and all of the Caribbean islands. There is good detail, especially on Cuba and Hispaniola, which display numerous place names and mountains in profile. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.
Sanson's small maps from his L'Amerique 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.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON II F bis.
A dark impression with light soiling and toning along the edges of the sheet. Narrow margins as issued.. The right margin has been reinforced on verso with old paper and a tiny chip at top left has been professionally repaired.