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.
Original hand-color in outline. With the rare engraved toponymic table joined at the left.
Guillaume Sanson Biography
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.