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Lot 109: Sanson Polar Projection Map of the World
05 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Les Deux Poles Arctique ou Septentrionale, et Antarcticque ou Meridionale...Nicholas Sanson D'Abbeville (1600-1667). Engraved map with original hand color in outline. Paris, 1657. 17 x 22 1/2 inches sheet, 26 1/2 x 32 inches framed. A double hemisphere map showing the North and South poles. The North pole is linked to Greenland and Spitzbergen but there is little other detailed coastline in the Arctic area. The most southerly part of South America is shown, together with Terra Incognita which encompasses the bulk of the hemisphere
Artist or Maker: Nicholas Sanson D'Abbeville
Literature: Engraving on Paper