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Publisher: SANSON, N.
Title: Orbis Vetus, et.. Auctore N.Sanson..
Published in: Venice 1704
Size: 15.0 x 21.1 inches.
38.0 x 53.7 cm.

Original o/l colour.
Condition: A fine copy. Contemporarily laid down on a large sheet of paper.
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"Nicolas Sanson's map of the ancient world, engraved by Jean Somer Pruthenus was issued separately in 1657 before being incorporated in the first formal edition of Sanson's world atlas in 1658. Here in a rare edition with imprint ""Lutetiae Parisiorum Apud Autorem Cum Privilegio Regis, ad Vicennium 1704"". The map is in two hemispheres with no external decoration: the Eastern Hemisphere is shown with classical nomenclature and the western with a few mythical place names. Note the extensive northern landmass of Jesso.
Showing California as an island. Shirley does not mention this edition."
Reference: Shirley World 400.

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SANSON, N. - Orbis Vetus, et.. Auctore N.Sanson..

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