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Auction 182, Lot 652

"L'Arabie Petree, Deserte et Hevrevse", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Arabia

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Geographise en Historise Werelt Beschryving

Color: Hand Color

9.6 x 7.4 inches
24.4 x 18.8 cm
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Beautiful, detailed map focused on the Arabian Peninsula filled with many place names, such as Oman and Mecca. Yemen (Hyaman) is noted across the entire Arabian Peninsula. Much of the cartography is spurious with several mountain ranges delineated. The map is graced with a strapwork cartouche. Engraved by Anthony de Winter.

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.

References: Ankary #85; Pastoureau, SANSON III F bis.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with an old manuscript page number at top left. There is a small worm hole in the right blank margin and binding holes in the left blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/28/2021