SEPARATELY PUBLISHED FRENCH NAUTICAL WORLD MAP
Mappe-monde ou Carte Marine Universelle Reduite...
18” x 19”. Uncolored. Some minor off-setting. Very good condition.
Separately published. Rare. “In 1593 Pierre Moullard (or Moulart) inherited the map plates of his grandfather Nicolas Sanson and two years later he added the Sanson suffix to his own name. Sanson’s original maps had become outmoded with the development of scientific cartography through the Academy of Sciences in France, and attempts by Moullard-Sanson to maintain continuity of publication were not successful. Two new world maps by him dating from 1695 are extant. One here described is on Mercator’s projection with detailed recording of the day’s length according to the sun’s zodiacal position, thus allowing (in theory) a means of calculating degrees of longitude” -- Shirley.
Shirley, The Mapping of The World, #573, plate 395.
Inventory No. 6057