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Auction 190, Lot 670

"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
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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.


Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/16/2022