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This map of part of a portion of Eastern Europe includes Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia, and Lusatia. It was published in Paris by Pierre Mariette in Nicolas Sanson’s ‘Les Cartes Generales’ first published in 1658. This example is the second state dated 1679. It includes Frankfurt am oder in the upper left, Glogow, and Breslau (Wroclaw). An inset of Moravia is centred on Olmutz, present day Olomouc. Sanson was France’s premier cartographer and helped to lift French work in this area to another level. His atlas is the first full world atlas to be produced in France. This work had been in development for several years as the dates on the various maps attest. Pastoureau, M. Sanson V, 59; Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 4260.

SANSON, Nicolas

Provinces Unies, et Incorporees a la Couronne de Boheme; qui sont les Duche de Silesie, Marqsats de Moravie, et Lusace

Paris, 1679
420 x 550 mm., early outline colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10820
£ 195
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