Scarce historical map of present-day Ukraine including Crimea and the Sea of Azov.
The map was published in Paris in 1665 and was intended to reflect the geography of the region at a much earlier date even than the 17th century.
This example comes with the much rarer engraved toponymic table joined at the left.
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.