15 Old map of Normandy, Jersey, Guernsey / Virtual Map Fair 163


Description: SANSON, N. / MARIETTE, P.
Title: Duche et gouvernement de Normandie.
Published in: Paris, 1650

Size: 14.8 x 19.6 inches.
37.6 x 49.7 cm.

In original o/l colours.
Condition: Good and dark impression. Paper little age-toned. Generally in very good condition.
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Fine map of Normandy, with the islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Engraved by R. Cordier d'Abbauil. This edition carries the date 1650.
Nicolas Sanson was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette.
In 1644 the latter had purchased the business of Melchior Tavernier, and helped Sanson with financial support in producing the maps.
In 1657 Pierre Marriette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde. the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas.
  • Number: 1630338
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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