"Partie de Turquie. En Europe", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1683 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.3 x 7.1 inches
23.6 x 18 cm
Attractive small map of Greece and the Greek islands including Crete and Rhodes and extending to include the Turkish coastline. Adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter. This is the first state of the map before the borders were added.
Sanson's small maps from his L'Europe..., first published in 1648 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 VII F #10.
A dark impression with a small stain in Turkey and another in the bottom blank margin, and binding holes in the left blank margin that have been professionally repaired.