Nr. 629: Isle d’Auphine

Early French map of the islands

“Isle d’Auphine, Communement Nommée par les Europeens Madagascar, et St. Laurens, et Par les Habitans du Pays Madecase“.  Engraved map of Madagascar and Réunion in original outline colour by Nicolas Sanson, published by Pierre Mariette, Paris “1667”. Verso no text. 57,5 x 44,7 cm.

Cf. Pastoureau, Sanson V, map 115, but dated 1667. Probably from the 1667 edition of “Cartes Generales de toutes les parties du monde” (P., Sanson VD). – Fine impression, especially the uncoloured features and the title-cartouche firmly printed. Cut close outside platemark with narrow margins, at the right hand side slightly inside platemark. Light staining in lower right corner. Guard removed, minimal marginal restoration. Very good copy.
€ 430

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