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Stock# 50474

Nicolas Sanson's 1648 double-page engraved map of northeastern Italy, showing Istria and the top of the Gulf of Venice to Genoa and the Lake Regions, centered on the Po River and Venice.

Condition Description
Old outline hand-color. Trimmed close to neatline along bottom edge.
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.