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1650 – N. Sanson – Asia Vetus

Title:                      “Asia Vetus Autore N. Sanson Abbavillæo Christianiss. Galliar. Regis Geographo Lutatiæ Parisorum Apud Autorem Et Apud Petrum Mariette via Iacobæa sub signo Spei 1650 Cum privilegio Annorum Viginti.

Description:
Striking and highly detailed unusual double page copper engraved map of the Asian Continent at the ancient time. The East Indies and northern part of Papua-New Guinea are delineated. The map provides excellent topographic details on cities, towns, rivers, lakes, reliefs and islands. Map dated 1650!

Cartographer:     Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667)
Sheet size:          41,3 x 57,2 cm
Year:                     1650
Technique:           copper engraving

Condition:
Very good condition. Few small marginal creases. Paper with map maker’s watermark.

​Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!

This is a genuine antique map published in 1650 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

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