Nicolas Sanson

(20 December 1600 – 7 July 1667)

Cartographer to the King

Nicolas Sanson is considered the father of French cartography in its golden age from the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth. Over the course of his career he produced over 300 maps. His success can be chalked up to his geographic and research skills, but also to his partnership with Pierre Mariette. Previously, Sanson had worked primarily with the publisher Melchior Tavernier. Mariette purchased Tavernier’s business in 1644. Sanson worked with Mariette until 1657, when the latter died. Mariette’s son, also Pierre, helped to publish the Cartes générales de toutes les parties du monde.

In 1647 Sanson accused the Jesuit Philippe Labbe of plagiarizing him in his Pharus Galliae Antiquae; in 1648 he lost his eldest son Nicolas, killed during the Fronde. Among the friends of his later years was the great Condé. He died in Paris on 7 July 1667. Two younger sons, Adrien (d. 1708) and Guillaume (d. 1703), succeeded him as geographers to the king.

 

Genuine Original Nicolas Sanson Antique Maps of Eastern Europe (1664-1666)

NOTE: other Sanson maps can be found within the maps available for individual countries (i.e. Italy), accessed through the main home page for antique maps

We do NOT sell reproductions, these are guaranteed genuine antique maps. Sources and dates of publication are cited when known.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL IMAGES FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW. THE DIGITAL DARVILL'S WATERMARK IS NOT ON THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL ANTIQUE PRINT.

Tartarie Europeenne ou Petite Tartarie
ou sont
Les Tartares du Crim, ou de Perecot, de Nogais, d'O Cazcoiu, et de Budziak 1665
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REF: Sanson-1

Tartarie Europeenne ou Petite Tartarie
ou sont
Les Tartares du Crim, ou de Perecot, de Nogais, d'O Cazcoiu, et de Budziak

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/8 x 17 3/8 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 19 3/2 x 15 3/4 inches (50 x 40 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: GOOD

natural paper wrinkles to right of center fold, minor edge and corner wear, faint soft creases in upper corners, light age toning

$275
Haute Podolie ou Palatinat de Kamieniec 1665
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REF: Sanson-2

Haute Podolie ou Palatinat de Kamieniec

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 20 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches (53 x 40 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

Partie de Lithuanie ou sont les Palantinats de Poloczk, Witepsk, Mselslauw, et partie de Minsk avec le Duché de Smolensko 1665
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REF: Sanson-3

Partie de Lithuanie ou sont les Palantinats de Poloczk, Witepsk, Mselslauw, et partie de Minsk avec le Duché de Smolensko

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 21 3/8 x 16 3/4 inches (54 x 42.5 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

$350
Partie de Lithuanie ou sont les Palantinats de Masovie Duché, et Polaquie; ou sont les Palatinats de Czersk, Bielsk, et Plocsko 1665
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REF: Sanson-4

Masovie Duché, et Polaquie; ou sont les Palatinats de Czersk, Bielsk, et Plocsko

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 21 1/8 x 15 7/8 inches (54 x 42 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

$350
Partie Meridionalle du Royaume de Hongrie 1664
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REF: Sanson-5

Partie Meridionalle du Royaume de Hongrie

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1664)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 22 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches (60 x 36 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

$275
Partie de Lithuanie ou sont les Palantinats de Masovie Duché, et Polaquie; ou sont les Palatinats de Czersk, Bielsk, et Plocsko 1665
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

REF: Sanson-6

Provinces Unies et Incorporées a la Couronne de Boheme, qui sont les Duché de Silesie, Marquisat de Moravie et Lusace

Marquisat de Moravie

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1654)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 21 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches (54 x 41 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

$425
Russie Noire divisée in ses Palatinats 1665
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REF: Sanson-7

Russie Noire divisée in ses Palatinats &c.

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1654)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (52 x 44 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: GOOD to VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning, very narrow top margin with paper folding on itself at top edge only

$475
Russie Noire divisée in ses Palatinats 1665
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

REF: Sanson-8

Partie de Lithuanie ou sont les Palantinats de Minsk et Mseislauw...

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 21 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches (52 x 44 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

$425
Russie Noire divisée in ses Palatinats 1665
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

REF: Sanson-9

Basse Podolie, ou Palatinat de Braclaw

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 21 1/4 x 14 inches (52 x 35.5 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning

Haute Volhynie, ou Palatinat de Lusuc 1665
Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

REF: Sanson-10

Haute Volhynie, ou Palatinat de Lusuc

published by Pierre Marriette, Paris

(1665)

Overall sheet size = approx.  23 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches (59 x 44 cm)

Image size (to map's neatline) = approx. 22 1/5 x 15 1/4 inches (57 x 39 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 350 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD

minor edge and corner wear, light age toning, very narrow top margin with paper folding on itself at top edge only

$325

THE MAP BELOW IS NOT BY NICOLAS SANSON, BUT IS OF THE SIMILAR TIME FRAME AND STYLE.

Haute Volhynie, ou Palatinat de Lusuc 1665
 

cartouche detail (light area is reflection on glass of the framed item)

Please click on above image for an enlarged view. The digital Darvill's watermark does not appear on the antique map.

REF: Sanson-11

Correctissimo Descriptio Hannonnaie (Province of Belgium)

by Frederick de Witt of Amsterdam

(circa 1707)

Overall FRAMED size = approx.  31 1/4 x 27 3/4 inches (79.3 x 70.5 cm) please excuse glare/reflection from glass

Image size (to double mat opening) = approx. 23 1/2 x 20 inches (59.7 x 50.8 cm)

Original copperplate engraving with hand coloring, on chain-laid paper, over 310 years old • with folds, as issued

Condition: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT

dark oak frame has a couple of minor unobtrusive nicks

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$875

(plus additional shipping to be determined by location)

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