"Table des Cartes Etc:", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16.9 x 20.8 inches
42.9 x 52.8 cm
This striking sheet features a large area for the list of maps, which have been added in manuscript ink instead of printed on a pastedown sheet as normally found. Embellished with mythological scenes and figures, including Atlas supporting a globe, Zeus, the angel of Fame, and Neptune. At bottom is a view of a large library with scholars and explorers gathered around a table with a globe and atlases.
A crisp impression with full contemporary color, light soiling, a bit of extraneous creasing, a few minute worm holes, and three edge tears that have been archivally repaired.