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Exceptional old color example of this finely engraved map of Madagascar, first published by Sanson in 1657.

Sanson notes the source of his map as Livio Sanuto and others. Livio Sanuto was a mid-16th Century Italian cosmographer and mathematician who contributed and was one of the primary map makers of his time.

Sanuto created the first Atlas of Africa ( Geografia dell 'Africa) published in 1588 in Venice, which was without question the most accurate work of its time and formed the basis for the mapping of Africa for the next century.

Condition Description
Old Color.
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.