A striking map of Africa by Sanson. Richly engraved and highly detailed. Probably issued to illustrate a book on Africa, based upon the manner in which it was folded.
The son of famous French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume (1633-1703) carried on his father's work. Like his sire, he was a court geographer to Louis XIV. He often worked in partnership with another prominent cartographer of the time, Hubert Jaillot.