Terrifice regional map of Centeral America, from the Gulf of Panama and Y. de Perlas to the Southern part of the Yucatan, including the Gulf of Guanajos, the Gulf of Honduras, Tabasco, Tlacala, Chiapas and Soconusco. Shows a massive Logo de Nicaragua and names many towns, rivers, mountains, lakes, islands, ports, gulfs, an essential map for 17th Century Central American Collectors. One of the earliest obtainable regional maps of this area. From the 1662 edition of Sanson's L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles… the third atlas to focus solely upon America. A copy of the accompanying text is available on request.
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.