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A beautiful example of the second edition of Sanson's atlas of Africa, one of the best atlases dedicated to the continent from the 17th century.
The first edition of this atlas was published in 1656 as the third volume in Sanson's series of four atlases of the continents of the world (including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas). These atlases were Nicholas Sanson's first, and were published between 1648 and 1657.
The maps are identical to those in the first edition (many bearing the date 1656). There is no longer the title dedication to French Superintendent of Finances, Nicolas Fouquet, following his fall from favor.
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