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Excellent early map of the Caribbean, part of Floriga, etc. Shows excellent detail in Cuba, the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and Jamaica, along with very nice detail in the souther tip of Florida, predating its treatment as an Archipelago. Names the Cayman Islands (Ciamen Grande and Caimanes). Many other islands, etc. shown. Gorgeous full color example. From the 1662 edition of Sanson's L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles… the third atlas to focus solely upon America.

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.