SANSON NICOLAS

Le Perou et le cours de la rivière Amazone...
Date: Paris,Pierre Mariette,1656
Peru Equador
6857
Subject: Peru Equador
400,00 €
Refined map with neoclassical cartouche at the bottom right, original color. Double-page copper engraving of Peru, 545x405 mm, extending from the Pacific to the mouth of the Amazon River, tracing it to its source in the Andes; hydrography the Rio Paraguay or Plata is also well represented, which extends to its source on the Lago de los Xaraios. Finely example in original coloring of Sanson's 1656 double-page engraved map of Peru, extending from the Pacific to the mouth of the Amazon River and tracking the Amazon to its sources in the Andes; with a large decorative cartouche at bottom right corner. The Rio Paraguay o di Plata is shown, extending to its source at Lago de los Xaraios. 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 Tavernier’s business in 1644. Sanson worked with Mariette until 1657, when the latter died. Mariette’s son, also Pierre, helped to publish the Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde.

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