SOLD: 1654 Sanson - Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de la Sonde...[Includes Taiwan & Singapore]
SOLD: 1654 French map of the Philippines in original outline color
Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de la Sonde
Nicholas Sanson; Pierre Mariette
58 x 43 cm (23 x 17 in)
Original outline color
Early map of the East Indies, centered on the Philippines with Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the South China Sea, masterfully executed by one of the great figures in the history of French cartography. One of the earliest maps of the region printed for a French Atlas.
Opting for geographic information over spurious Dutch-style ornamentation, this map presents a detailed picture of the region, with Taiwan in the north, Cambodia, the Straits of Malaca, Sumatra, and the northwest coast of Australia.
Among the cities plotted is Sincapura.
Nice; minor wear along the edges. Even age-toning.
Quirino, p. 83; BMC Printed Maps XII, col.867; Cat.Nat.mar.Mus.271, map 15; Nordenskjöld 275, vol.1, map 17; pastoureau, Sanson V, map 12.
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