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"Graeciae Antiquae", a 17th Century Hand Colored Map of Greece by Sanson

$1,575

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This is an original 17th century hand colored copperplate engraved map of Greece entitled "Graeciae Antiquae Tabula Hanc Geographicam" by Nicolas d'Abbeville Sanson, engraved and published by Melchior Tavernier (1594–1665) in 1636 in Paris. The map is embellished by seven sailing ships and seven sea monsters. There is a large paper watermark. This attractive colorful map is presented in a cream-colored mat, measuring 29.75" wide and 23.75" high. The sheet measures 22.5" wide x 16.875" high. There is a central fold, as issued. There are one and possibly two tiny spots on the left and two very faint spots in the upper right. It is otherwise in excellent condition. Nicholas Sanson (1600-1667) was the most prominent and respected French cartographer of the 17th century. Cardinal Richelieu and King Louis XIII were patrons. He was granted the title "Ingenieur-Geographe du Roi" (Engineer-Geographer to the King).  Melchior Tavernier (1594–1665) was a successful engraver and publisher in 17th century Paris. He held the title "Graveur et Imprimeur en Taille-douce du Roi" (Engraver and Intaglio Printer to the King).

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 24.75 in. (62.87 cm)Width: 29.75 in. (75.57 cm)Depth: 0.13 in. (3.31 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Engraved
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Mid-17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1636
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 12371stDibs: LU5206220482892

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