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Antique Map Philippines by Sanson (c.1652) – SOLD

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Antique Map Philippines by Sanson titled ‘LES ISLES PHILIPPINES Par le Sr. Sanfon d’Abbevil Geographe ordre. du Roy ISLAS DE LOS LADRONES ou ISLE DES LARRONS’.

An attractive and comparatively rare map of the Philippine Archipelago and the Ladrone Islands (The Islands of Thieves), so named by Ferdinand Magellan when his fleet reached the islands after the first-ever crossing of the Pacific Ocean in 1521. The map is by the French cartographer Nicolas Sanson d’Abbeville (1600-67) who tutored his monarch, Louis XIII, in geography and was later presented with the brévét of Geographer-in Ordinary (Geographe Ordinaire du Roi), this establishing the royal patronage for cartography and harnessing the services of the State to the production of maps. this map was engraved by Anthoine Winter of Amsterdam and published in Sanson’s Pocket Atlas of Asia in 1652.

Excellent condition, measures 190 x 240 mm.

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