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Auction 186, Lot 712

"Partie de Barbarie, ou sont les Royaumes de Tunis, et Tripoli...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Geographise en Historise Werelt Beschryving

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 7.3 inches
28.4 x 18.5 cm
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This attractive map covering the region of Tunisia and Libya is fully engraved with mountains and oases. The map is decorated with a nice title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.

Sanson's small maps from his L'Afrique 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 I F bis.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with tiny binding holes in the border at left and a small worm hole along the neatline at right.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/9/2022