"Le Paraguay Subdivise en ses Principales Parties Suivant les Dernieres Relaons", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Central South America, Paraguay
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles et Exactes...
Color: Hand Color
10.9 x 8.2 inches
27.7 x 20.8 cm
Boldly engraved map of the region of present day Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina, and southern Brazil. The Rio de la Plata is the main feature of the map along with the mountains and volcanoes of the Cordillera de los Andes. A drape-style title cartouche adorns the top right corner of the map. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.
Sanson's small maps from his L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes..., first published in 1657 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 .
A dark impression on watermarked paper with some dampstaining mostly confined to the margins.