Lot 427

SANSON d'ABBEVILLE (Nicolas, son). Europe, Dedicated to Monseigneur Le Tellier. Paris, Pierre Mariette, sd [1660].
Small in-4, brown calf, spine ribbed and decorated (contemporary binding).
Title frontispiece by F. Chauveau and dedication page, each on double page, tabbed, ornamented and engraved; 12 engraved maps on double page, tabbed, borders colored at the time (including 6 maps signed by the map engraver A. Peyrounin). The last map is that of the Black Sea or Maieure Sea. The text relating to the British Isles evokes the beheading of Charles 1st.
- 30] text sheets printed on one side only, 2 blank pages following and preceding the map except for two and 10 sheets for "Europe's most famous rivers".
- One blank page at the beginning and end of the book.
Ex libris of canon Corel-Duclos and handwritten mention in ink on the title page for "aux Capucins de Reims". Good and rare copy.
A 20-year-old cartographer : Nicolas Sanson le Fils. Son of the cartographer Nicolas Sanson, he only published this atlas because he died at the age of 20 from a musket shot during the Fronde on Barricades Day, defending Chancellor Séguier.