5 April 2016
SANSON D'ABBEVILLE, Nicolas (1600-1667). L'Asie en plusieurs cartes nouvelles, et exactes, . en divers traittés de geographie, et d'histoire. - L'Affrique… - L'Europe… - L'Amerique… Paris: Sanson, [ca 1656-62].
4 volumes, 4° (245 x 186 mm). Three titles with woodcut vignette (one hand-colored) L’Europe with engraved title and engraved dedication, 62 double-page engraved maps colored in outline by a contemporary hand (light dampstaining, some corners or margins renewed, and minor worming.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, most of old spine laid down).
Mixed edition of the complete collection of this quarter-sized atlas comprising: 17, 18, 12 and 15 double-page maps. Nicolas Sanson is considered to be the founder of French School of Geography. Pastoureau Sanson III D; Pastoureau Sanson I C; Pastoureau Sanson VII B; Pastoureau Sanson II C and Sabin 76711.
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