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Number: 2406
Continent: Africa
Region: Continent
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Year of Origin: 1716
Title: AFRIQVE Par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy
Sub-Title: [upper right margin] Tom I Pag: 454
Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 13.6
Width: 15.5
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Scale: 1 : 65,294,100
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Abbe Nicolas Lenglet Du Fresnoy
Publisher: Charles Estienne Hochereau
Other Contributors: Nicolas Sanson
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Measurement Notes: on map
Notes: This map is often confused with the Nicolas Sanson map of Africa of 1656 (Betz #86). In Paris in 1716, a copy of the Sanson map appeared in Methode Pour Etudier La Geographie by Abb?Nicolas Lenglet Dufresnoy (1674-1755), published in Paris by Charles Estienne Hochereau. There were subsequent editions of the atlas, with this map, in Paris and in Amsterdam. This Dufresnoy map is slightly smaller in size than the 1656 Sanson map. The map is further distinguished by having no imprint for Sanson's engraver, Peyrounin. The geography of this Dufresnoy map contains greater detail than of the 1656 Sanson, and it is generally modeled after Sanson's 1650 folio map of Africa.
Last updated: Jul 26, 2014