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Nicolas Sanson


Nicolas Sanson was the most prominent French cartographer of the 17th century. This map reflects his conception of South Africa and the Congo ; it is one of eight maps of Africa contained in his atlas ‘Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde’. A very attractive copper engraving, like most of the maps of this period, and coloured by hand.

Place of production

France > Paris


Map size: 42 cm x 55,7 cm / Paper size: 45,5 cm x 61,2 cm

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