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Publisher: SANSON, N.
Title: Mappe-Monde, ou Carte Generale du Monde: Dessignée en deux plans Hemispheres Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville, Geographe ordinaire de sa Majesté.
Published in: Paris, 1651
   
Size: 13.9 x 20.7 inches.
35.2 x 52.5 cm.
Colouring:

In original o/l colours.
Condition: Paper age-toned. In the middle condition. A repaired tear 11 cm into lower center fold.
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First state of Sanson's first map of the World. Sanson's first world maps, dated 1651 and 1652, were issued separately and then in collections of maps. The map is one of the first to distinguish the Great Lakes, all five not being named until Sanson's 1656 map of New France. It is Sanson's first depiction of the island of California.
The map depicts a curious NW Coast of America, separated from California by an unnamed strait, certainly a curious omission for someone as meticulous as Sanson. This NW Coast would disappear from his subsequent maps.Engraved by Riviere.
Reference: Shirley, 390.



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SANSON, N. - Mappe-Monde, ou Carte Generale du Monde: Dessignée en deux plans Hemispheres Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville, Geographe ordinaire de sa Majesté.
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