Title of the map. LEUCI ARCHIDIAC DE PORT ET PREVOSTE DE ST DIEY DANS L’EVESCHE DE TOUL… SANSON d’Abbeville Geographe ordinaire de sa Majesté Avec privilege pour vingt ans 1703 Chez l’Autheur. In upper right: “Par le Sieur SANSON Geographe ordinaire du roi dans le Cloistre de St Nicolas du Louvre avec Privilege du Roi 1704″. The map, centered on Luneville, extends from Pont a Mousson in north to Bruyeres in south. Edition : Paris, dated 1704. 59,8 x 44,5 cm / 23,2 x 17,3 inches. Good condition, small repairs on back in lower margin. Born in Abbeville, active from 1627. Nicolas Sanson d’Abbeville 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 1657 Pierre Mariette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Cartographer/Publisher: Nicholas Sanson
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Format: Atlas Map
- Year: 1704
- Date Range: 1700-1799
- Country/Region: France