Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642
Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642

Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642

Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642

Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642

Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642

Original copperplate engraved map of France, by Nicolas Sanson, first published in 1642 by M. This probably a later 16th or early 17th century edition with later hand colouring. Map in poor condition, but attractivly mounted and framed, so good as a decorators piece. Copperplate engraving on watermarked, laid paper with hand colouring. Modern gilt wood frame with acid free mount, the map float mounted. Plate size 40.5cm x 54cm, frame size 66cm x 76cm. Map in poor condition, central fold as issued, time toning to the sheet, small tears and old soft creases around the edges of the sheet, a old tape stain right hand edge. Frame with some slight nicks and scratches, mount clean. Condition is reflected in the price. One of three French maps I have listed of the same period, framed and mounted the same – would make a good decorative set. Please note, this map will be delivered framed as shown, but without the glass, to protect it in transit. Nicolas Sanson (20 December 1600 7 July 1667) was a French cartographer, termed by some the creator of French geography, in which he’s been called the father of French cartography. He was born of an old Picardy family of Scottish descent, at Abbeville, on 20 (or 31) December 1600, and was educated by the Jesuits at Amiens. In 1627 he attracted the attention of Richelieu by a map of Gaul which he had constructed (or at least begun) while only eighteen. Sanson was royal geographer. He gave lessons in geography both to Louis XIII and to Louis XIV; and when Louis XIII, it is said, came to Abbeville, he preferred to be the guest of Sanson (then employed on the fortifications), instead of occupying the lodgings provided by the town. At the conclusion of this visit the king made Sanson a councillor of state. Active from 1627, Sanson issued his first map of importance, the “Postes de France”, which was published by Melchior Tavernier in 1632. After publishing several general atlases himself he became the associate of Pierre Mariette, a publisher of prints. In 1647 Sanson accused the Jesuit Philippe Labbe of plagiarizing him in his Pharus Galliae Antiquae; in 1648 he lost his eldest son Nicolas, killed during the Fronde. Among the friends of his later years was the great Condé. He died in Paris on 7 July 1667. Two younger sons, Adrien d. 1708 and Guillaume d. 1703, succeeded him as geographers to the king. The item “Galliae Antiquae Original Copperplate Map by Nicolas Sanson published Paris 1642″ is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “us2015.sayer” and is located in Leyburn. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahamas, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Antigua and barbuda, Bermuda, Barbados, Cayman islands, Jordan, Saint lucia, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, South africa, Ukraine, Colombia, Montserrat.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Nicolas Sanson; M Tavernier
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Antique/ Modern: Antique
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Type: World Atlas
  • Year: 1647
  • City: Paris & others
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
  • Era: 1600s
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