1654 Sanson - Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de la Sonde...[with Singapore]
Stunning 1654 French map centered on the Philippines
Les Isles Philippines Molucques et de la Sonde...
Nicholas Sanson; Pierre Mariette
58 x 43 cm (23 x 17 in)
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.
Even age-toning and some marginal wear.
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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