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Publisher: SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P.
Title: AFRIQUE par N. Sanson d'Abbeville.
Published in: Paris, 1650
Size: 15.4 x 21.9 inches.
39.0 x 55.5 cm.

o/l colouring
Condition: In very good condition. Some soilind and marks etc to lower margin.
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According to Betz, this is a landmark map of Africa, It is the first French map to depict significantly new information. The map is known in one state. The map was prepared and issued separately in 1650 in anticipation of Sanson's atlas "Les Carte Generale...
A fine map of Africa including the twin lake sources of the Nile and a peculiar mountain range. The format includes the Canary and Cape Verde Islands as well as several other Atlantic islands and a tip of the coastline of Brazil. Also includes Madagascar and many islands in the Indian Ocean.
Engraved by Abraham Peyrounim (ca 1620 - ca 1666), with address of Pierre Mariette: rue st.Jacques a L'Esperance .

Nicolas Sanson was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette.
In 1644, the latter had purchased the business of Melchior Tavernier, and helped Sanson with financial support in producing the maps. In 1657 Pierre Marriette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published 'Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde' in the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas.
Reference: Betz, Africa, 78. caughlin, California 18.

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