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Publisher: SANSON d'Abbeville, Nicolas (Father and son).
Title: Description de tout l'univers, en plusieurs Cartes, et en divers Traittez de Géographie et d'Histoire…
Published in: Amsterdam, Van Ravestein, 1699
   
Size: 9.2 x 7.1 inches.
23.4 x 18.0 cm.
Coloring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: 4 parts in one volume in-4, contemp. brown calf, gilded coat of arms on front and back, 4 weapons at the corners. Spine adorned with repeated pieces of arms, spine separating. Wear to binding at spine and corners, internally very clean.
Repair of tear in title page map of England. Illustrated with 73 double page maps.

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Very rare edition of this popular atlas by Nicolas Sanson, published by Arnout van Ravestein, in Amsterdam, in 1699.
Pastoureau only mentions a Dutch version of Sanson's atlas, first published in Utrecht by Johannes Ribbius (1683) and by F.Halma in Amsterdam 1700 (1708). A German version was published by Zunner in Franckfurt in 1679. Koeman also mentions a 1692 edition by Johannes Luyts. For these editions Antoine de Winter re-engraved the copper plates.
This 1699 is unrecorded ! Koeman lists for the Halma edition of 1700 (1709) 74 maps; apparently the map of "Le Marquisat et l'Electorat de Brandenbourg" was added at a later date as it is not included in our our example and also not called for in the index.

Including an engraved title page and 73 double-page maps engraved by A. de Winter. Illustrated with 73 double page maps.
Europe: (3pp.) - 30- (1p.) / II. Asia: 102- (2p.) / III. Africa: 98 / IV. America: 82- (1p.). Each map ca. 190 x 250cm.
Including fine maps of the Philippines, California, Japan, etc.

Provenance : Bernard Chérin. Fine example with the coats of arms of Bernard Chérin. Appointed genealogist to the orders of the King in 1773, ennobled in 1774 and historiographer of the King in 1776, he died in Paris in 1785 leaving a considerable library on genealogy and heraldry.
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Reference: Not in Pastoureau, les Atlases Français; For the coat of arms: Olivier, Manuel de l'amateur de Reliures Armoriées françaises, 1212 /// I.



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