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Description

Fine example of Sanson's map of the region between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.

Includes Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Northern Eastern Turkey, southern Russia, and parts of northern Iraq and Syria.

A fine old color example--one of the nicest we have ever seen.

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.