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1703. Estats De La Couronne De Pologne ou sont les Royaume de Pologne, Duches et Provinces De Prusse, Cuiave, Mazovie, Russie Noire Yc Duches De Lithuanie, Volynie Podolie &c. De L'Ukraine &c . . . 1703

  • Estats De La Couronne De Pologne ou sont les Royaume de Pologne, Duches et Provinces De Prusse, Cuiave, Mazovie, Russie Noire Yc Duches De Lithuanie, Volynie Podolie &c. De L'Ukraine &c . . . 1703

Estats De La Couronne De Pologne ou sont les Royaume de Pologne, Duches et Provinces De Prusse, Cuiave, Mazovie, Russie Noire Yc Duches De Lithuanie, Volynie Podolie &c. De L'Ukraine &c . . . 1703 information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 14075x10598 px
Disk Size: 
 41.8716MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris
Author: 

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Printing at 72 dpi 
  195.49 х 147.19
Printing at 150 dpi 
 93.83 х 70.65
Printing at 300 dpi 
 46.92 х 35.33

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Estats De La Couronne De Pologne ou sont les Royaume de Pologne, Duches et Provinces De Prusse, Cuiave, Mazovie, Russie Noire Yc Duches De Lithuanie, Volynie Podolie &c. De L'Ukraine &c . . . 1703

Rare late edition of Sanson's second map of the Polish Empire, Lithuania, Ukraine, etc.

Sanson created this scarce map of modern day Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, etc. in 1655 and revised several times over the next 50 years. The date 1679 can still be seen in the top right corner, above the world "Galleries."

This late edition would appear to be quite scarce on the market, having been issued by Sanson's heirs, well after the death of the patriarch of the firm.

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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Year of creation:
Size:
14075x10598 px
Disk:
41.8716MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Nicolas Sanson.
$14.99

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