ATLAS MAPS, 1652 on

The cartouche from Nicolas Sanson's miniature map *L'empire du grand Mogol*, 1652, with original hand coloring: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
Another, identical map: *L'empire du grand Mogol*, 1652: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
A later reprint version, from 1683: *L'empire du grand Mogol*, 1683: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

From his corresponding *map of South India*, 1652: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
A later version, from 1683: *map of South India*, 1683: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
(*a larger scan of this 1683 map*)

His corresponding map of Asia, 1652: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
A later reprint version from 1683: *Asia, 1683*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
[A reworked version of this map from 1721: *Asia, 1721*; the *frontispiece* of the book it came from]

More of Sanson's miniature atlas maps; they are from 1652 unless otherwise marked:

=*Ceylon*: *northwest*; *north central*; *cartouche*; *southeast*
=*Southeast Asia*: *northwest*; *southwest*; *northeast**southeast*
[*Southeast Asia, 1683*: *northwest*; *southwest*; *northeast*; *east central*; *southeast*]
=*Indonesia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*The Moluccas*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Philippines*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Japan*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*China*: *north*; *south*

=*Tartary (Central Asia)*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
[*Tartary, 1683*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*]
=*the Persian empire*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

=*Turkey and Georgia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Turkey in Asia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Anatolia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Syria*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Arabia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

=*Africa, 1683: Fez*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Africa, 1683: Algeria*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Africa, 1683: Tunisia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Africa, 1683: Ethiopia*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Africa, 1683: Zanzibar*: *northeast*; *southeast*
=*Africa, 1683: Congo*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Africa, 1683: South Africa*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

=*California and Guadalajara, 1683*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Peru and the Amazon, 1683*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*
=*Strait of Magellan, 1683*: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

*North India and Central and Eastern Asia, by Nicolas Sanson, [1648] 1752 (with a later re-engraved cartouche)*

"Nicolas Sanson (1600-67) was born in Abbeville where as a young man he studied history, particularly the ancient world, and it is said that he turned to cartography only as a means of illustrating his historical work. For this purpose he prepared a number of beautifully drawn maps, one of which came to the attention of Louis XIII. In due course the King appointed him 'Geographe Ordinaire du Roi'. In preparation of his major atlas, "Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde", Sanson employed a number of engravers; in all Sanson produced about 300 maps. After Sanson's death the business was carried on by his two surviving sons and grandson, in partnership with A.H. Jaillot. It is generally accepted that the great age of French cartography originated with the work of Nicolas Sanson but credit must go also to A. H. Jaillot (1632 - 1712) and Pierre Duval for re-engraving his maps, many still unprinted after his death, and re-publishing them in face of strong competition from the Dutch, who continued to dominate the market until the end of the 17th century."

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