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DESCRIPTION DE TOUT L’UNIVERS,
Sanson d’Abbeville, Nicolas, Guillaume and Adrien.

DESCRIPTION DE TOUT L’UNIVERS,

en plusieurs Cartes, & en divres Traitez de Geographie et d’Histoire; Où sont décrits succinctement & avec une methode belle & facile ses Empire, ses Peuples, ses Colonies, leurs Moeurs, Langues, Religions, Richesses, &c. Et ce qu’il y a de plus beau & de plus rare dans toutes ses parties & dans les Isles. A Amsterdam: Chez François Halma ... 1700.
L’on ajouté à cette nouvelle Edition plusieurs Cartes trés -exactes, qui ne se trouvent point dans les Editions précedentes; comme aussi des Tables Geographiques pour l’intelligence des Cartes; & un Traité des Globes Celestes & Terrestres. New Ed. 5 parts [only of 6, see note]. Sm. 4to. t.ps. + (*-[4*]) + 30pp. + [i] + 102pp. + [iv] + 98pp. + 82pp. + [i] + 120pp. Folding engraved t.p., folding rubric t.p., 74 folding maps engraved by A.de Winter, dec. initial letters. Light browning, with a small bookplate ‘Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense’ surrounding a Griffin and with a crown, early full calf, skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down, spine with dec. gilt compartments and gilt filleted raised bands and with intricate gilt motifs including one compartment with a gilt representation of the Griffin as per the bookplate. Each part with a sub-title. The four parts (I-IV) of the Atlas with running signatures but individually paginated; Part V ‘The Table ... ‘ with individual pagination and signatures. Our copy lacking Part VI Bion’s work on ‘Globes’, also issued seperately. Sanson's gentleman's pocket atlas. Although this atlas is always listed under Nicolas Sanson, it is essentially Francois Halma's plagiarised pocket version of the Sanson atlas, with the map divided into Continent groups. Halma (1653-1722) also reprinted Mercator's Ptolemy and Bonfrere's Geography for the growing French market. See Koeman Hal 1; Phillips 528. Pastoureau, Sanson VII G. Nicolas Sanson (1600–1667) French cartographer. ‘... who in effect laid the foundation of what is known as the French School, the beginning of the great period ...’ from the later half of the 17th century for about one hundred years, shifting the centre of map production from the Low Countries to France. ‘.. Sansom’s maps are not nearly as ornamental as the maps of the Dutch school, their embellishment is confined to a title cartouche for each map, but they are very clear and neat, pleasing to the eye ...’
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