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SANSON, N. - Partie Meridionale De L'Inde En deux Presqu'Isles l'une deca et l'autre Gange . . . 1654

SANSON, N. -  Partie Meridionale De L'Inde En deux Presqu'Isles l'une deca et l'autre Gange . . . 1654
Partie Meridionale De L'Inde En deux Presqu'Isles l'une deca et l'autre Gange . . . 1654 - SANSON, N.
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Title : Partie Meridionale De L'Inde En deux Presqu'Isles l'une deca et l'autre Gange . . . 1654 .
Map maker : SANSON, N..
Date : Paris, 1654.
Size : 15.2 x 21.1 inches. / 38.5 x 53.5 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :Sanson's important mid-seventeenth century map of India and Southeast Asia. At a scale of about 1:9,000,000, it covers most of modern India, Bangladesh and Burma, the whole of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and parts of Indonesia and China, showing the cities and smaller settlements, rivers and mountain chains, as well as the borders of the seventeenth-century kingdoms and other major political divisions, most of them further subdivided.
With decorative title and imprint in a cartouche at the foot in the form of a cloth in an enormous shell floating on the sea: with the equator and Tropic of Cancer marked and latitude and longitude indications in the borders.
It was engraved by J. Somer for the elder Nicolas Sanson, dated 1654 and with a privilege for twenty years, and appeared in Sanson's 1658 Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du monde and later editions.
Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus. 271, map 11. Nordenskjold 275, vol. 1, map 13. Pastoureau, Sanson V, map 9.
Condition : Generous margins. A very good copy.


ID: 26615

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