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Detailed regional map, extending west to Crossen (Krosna), north to the Palatinate De Inowlocz and part of the Duch De Prusse, east to Palatniant De Rava and part of Mascovie, including Varsovia and south along the Oder to Oppeln, Breslau and Brieg. The map engraver is Peyrounin. Shows towns, rivers, mountain, forest, lakes, etc.

Nicolas Sanson Biography

Nicholas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the father of French cartography in its golden age from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. Over the course of his career he produced over 300 maps. His success can be chalked up to his geographic and research skills, but also to his partnership with Pierre Mariette. Previously, Sanson had worked primarily with the publisher Melchior Tavernier. Mariette purchased Tavernier’s business in 1644. Sanson worked with Mariette until 1657, when the latter died. Mariette’s son, also Pierre, helped to publish the Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde.