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SANSON, N / MARIETTE, P - Gallia Antiquae Descriptio, Geographica. . .

SANSON, N / MARIETTE, P - Gallia Antiquae Descriptio, Geographica. . .
Gallia Antiquae Descriptio, Geographica. . . - SANSON, N / MARIETTE, P
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Title : Gallia Antiquae Descriptio, Geographica. . ..
Map maker : SANSON, N / MARIETTE, P.
Date : Paris, 1641.
Size : 17.0 x 23.5 inches. / 43.1 x 59.7 cm.
Colouring : Original outline color

Description :An attractive map of ancient Gaul (present day France and Belgium) by the French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, and published by Pierre Mariette. A decorative title cartouche is in the lower left corner, and the regions and provinces of France are outlined with original hand-coloring.
For much of the 17th century, the Dutch led the world in cartography with their highly decorative maps. Toward the middle of the 17th century the French began to mark their presence in the world of map publishing. It is generally accepted that the great age of French cartography originated with the work of Nicholas Sanson, who is regarded as "the founder of the more precise and scientific French school of cartography and geography."

Condition : Discoloration and foxing throughout margins, some slight scattered foxing in map area; the center crease has been reinforced, slight creasing at bottom right corner.

ID: 99825

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