Rare variant edition map of South America, published by Guillaume Sanson.
The map is significantly improved from Nicolas Sanson's first map of South America. The shape of South America is significantly improved and all of Tierra del Fuego is now shown. The course of the Amazon River is also greatly improved, as is the Rio de la Plata.
In Argentina, the river systems are now beginning to emerge.
The coastline of Southern Chile is also greatly improved from the map of Nicolas Sanson.
The present map is quite rare. We find no records of this 1705 edition of map appearing on the market in the past 30 years.
The son of famous French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume (1633-1703) carried on his father's work. Like his sire, he was a court geographer to Louis XIV. He often worked in partnership with another prominent cartographer of the time, Hubert Jaillot.