Creator

Nicolas Sanson

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Document Type

StillImage

Contributing Institution

Maine State Archives

Identifier

206949

Description

First map of the world, published by the single most important French mapmaker of the 17th Century, whose modernistic approach to cartography would redefine commercial cartography and end Dutch domination of the commercial map trade.

Sanson's double hemisphere map of the world is a noteworthy depiction of the island of California and the Great Lakes of North America.

Broad Creation Date

1651

Dimensions

21" x 15"

Language

French

Keywords

Cartography; Maps

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