Antique Map of India titled ‘Presqu’Isle De L’ Inde deca la Gange, ou sont les Royaumes de Decan, de Golconde de Bisnagar, et le Malabar’. DetailedÂ map of India by Nicolas Sanson. Includes a large inset map of Southern India (Malabar). This map originates from ‘Curieuse aenmerckingen der bysonderste Oost en West-Indische verwonderens-waerdige dingen; nevens die van China, Africa, en andere gewesten des werelds.’, by S. de Vries, published in Utrecht by J. Ribbius, 1682. This splendid work on the curiosities encountered during the ages of exploration abroad contains 13 maps by Sanson d’Abbeville and many etched plates by Romeyn de Hooghe, which are considered some of the most interesting of his oeuvre.
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 Tavernierâ€™s business in 1644. Sanson worked with Mariette until 1657, when the latter died. Marietteâ€™s son, also Pierre, helped to publish theÂ Cartes gĂ©nĂ©rales de toutes les parties du monde.
Condition: Good, please study image carefully.
Overall size:Â 40 x 34 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size:Â 24 x 18 cm.
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