Very large old coloured and gold heightened index page of the atlas by Nicolas Sanson and Pieter Mortier. With mythological scenes and figures. Below, a view of a large library with scholars gathered around a table with a globe and atlases.
Very good condition, with beautiful old colours, heightened with gold.
Nicolas Sanson, born 1600 in Abbeville, was a French historian and cartographer. Louis XIII appointed him Géographe Ordinaire du Roi. His main work, the Atlas Cartes Générales de Toutes les Parties du Monde, was issued first in 1654 until 1676. After his death in 1667, the business was continued by his sons Guillaume and Adrien in partnership with A. H. Jaillot.
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Nicolas Sanson: Table des Cartes etc. Du Sr. Sanson..
Atlas title page from N. Sanson. Printed around 1700 in Paris.
Title Pages - Sanson, Nicolas - Table des Cartes etc. Du Sr. Sanson.