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Terre Ferme, Ou sont Les Gouvernations ... De Terre Ferme...1656

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Terre Ferme, Ou sont Les Gouvernations ... De Terre Ferme...1656 : N. Sanson

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An early and detailed map of the northern coast of South America, showing Colombia to the mouth of the Orinoco, the Windward Isles and Trinidad & Tobago. The line of the equator is clearly marked, relief in the interior is shown pictorially and three different distance scales are given. A large decorative title cartouche is to the upper left corner. A good example of a scarce map by the leading French mapmaker of the seventeenth century. This example with attractive original outline colouring.
mapmaker: N. Sanson  
place and date of publication: Paris 1656
medium and colour: Copperplate, original colour
size in mm: 400 by 540mm (15.75 by 21.25 inches).
ref: 43543

Price: £ 600£ 360

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