Sanson's map of the region is one of the most detailed and updated maps of the Period, extending from Memem and Rosienne in the North to Novigrod in the Southeast and Thorn on the Wessel in the Southwest. Shows the Gulf of Dantzig and part of Pomerania. Centered on the Konigsberg. Shows many towns, rivers, mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and other features. A few minor waterstains, but overall a nice example.
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.