1659 – N. Sanson – Harmonie ou Correspondance du Globe


Title:                      “Harmonie ou Correspondance du Globe avecq la Sphere par les Points, Lignes, Cercles &c. qui se Descrivent en la Surface des Globes Terrestres . . .

This is very unusual, double hemisphere map engraved by Jean Somer Pruthensus. It featuring particular emphasis on latitudes, zones and meridians. There are no place names and the interior of the continents are completely blank. California, Korea shown as an Island and unusual rendering of Australia. This map comes from Sanson’s atlase. Map dated 1659!

Cartographer:     Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667)
Sheet size:          43 x 55 cm
Year:                     1659
Technique:           copper engraving

Reasonable condition. Slightly browned and stained. Small marginal defects, tears, creases professionally repaired. Paper with map maker’s watermark.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1659 and not a modern copy or reprint!


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity!

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