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SANSON, N. - Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse.

SANSON, N. - Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse.
Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse. - SANSON, N.
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Title : Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse..
Map maker : SANSON, N..
Date : Paris, 1655.
Size : 15.6 x 20.5 inches. / 39.5 x 52.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :A striking map of today's Morocco and Algeria that includes the southern tip of Spain and the Strait of Gibralter. Decorated by a large title cartouche.
Nicolas Sanson (16001667) was a French cartographer, wrongly termed by some the creator of French geography. He was born of an old Picardy family of Scottish descent, at Abbeville, on the 20th (or 31st) of December 1600, and was educated by the Jesuits at Amiens.
In 1627 he attracted the attention of Richelieu by a map of Gaul which he had constructed (or at least begun) while only eighteen. He gave lessons in geography both to Louis XIII and to Louis XIV; and when Louis XIII, it is said, came to Abbeville, he preferred to be the guest of Sanson (then employed on the fortifications), instead of occupying the lodgings provided by the town. At the conclusion of this visit the king made Sanson a councillor of state.
Condition : In very good condition with mild usual age toning. On water-marked hand-made laid paper.


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