Fine original antique map of France, showing the country with extended borders and focusing on the religious subdivisions of the country. This map was published in Paris in 1718 by Guillaume Sanson, reusing an earlier plate that had been first engraved by his predecessor Nicolas Sanson in the 17th century.
The map shows the rivers of France and labels cities. However, the primary focus of the map is in the ecclesiastical divisions, with the towns and areas ruled by the various bishops of France all shown.
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.