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1654. Description De La Tartarie tiree en partie de plusiurs Cartes, qui en ont este faictes en parte diverses Relations et de divers Autheurs Arabes . . . 1654 [Korea as an Island]

  • Description De La Tartarie tiree en partie de plusiurs Cartes, qui en ont este faictes en parte diverses Relations et de divers Autheurs Arabes . . . 1654  [Korea as an Island]

Description De La Tartarie tiree en partie de plusiurs Cartes, qui en ont este faictes en parte diverses Relations et de divers Autheurs Arabes . . . 1654 [Korea as an Island] information:

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 13831x8776 px
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 31.2167MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris
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  192.1 х 121.89
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Description De La Tartarie tiree en partie de plusiurs Cartes, qui en ont este faictes en parte diverses Relations et de divers Autheurs Arabes . . . 1654  [Korea as an Island]

Early French map of Tartary, extending from the Caspian to Korey Isle (the Island of Korea).

One of the earliest detailed maps of the region published in France.

The map was prepared by Pierre Marriete for Sanson's Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde ....

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; they are known for their clean style and extensive research. Sanson was largely responsible for beginning the shift of cartographic production and excellence from Amsterdam to Paris in the later-seventeenth century.

Sanson was born in Abbeville in Picardy. He made his first map at age twenty, a wall map of ancient Gaul. Upon moving to Paris, he gained the attention of Cardinal Richelieu, who made an introduction of Sanson to King Louis XIII. This led to Sanson's tutoring of the king and the granting of the title ingenieur-geographe du roi. 

His success can be chalked up to his geographic and research skills, but also to his partnership with Pierre Mariette. Early in his career, Sanson 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 (1658), Sanson' atlas and the first French world atlas.


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Size:
13831x8776 px
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31.2167MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Nicolas Sanson.
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