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Number: 2644
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Morocco
Year of Origin: 1655
Title: Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 37.9
Width: 50.2
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
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Color Type: Full Color
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Cartographer: Nicolas Sanson
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Northernmost Latitude: 36.3
Southernmost Latitude: 26.5
Westernmost Longitude: -13.0
Easternmost Longitude: -1.8
Measurement Notes: modern Greenwich estimates
Notes: Joppen; Sanson was born of an old Picardy family of Scottish descent, at Abbeville, on the 20th (or 31st) of December 1600, and was educated by the Jesuits at Amiens. In 1627 he attracted the attention of Richelieu by a map of Gaul which he had constructed (or at least begun) while only eighteen. He gave lessons in geography both to Louis XIII and to Louis XIV; and when Louis XIII, it is said, came to Abbeville, he preferred to be the guest of Sanson (then employed on the fortifications), instead of occupying the lodgings provided by the town. At the conclusion of this visit the king made Sanson a councillor of state.
Last updated: Jul 24, 2015