- Author: Nicolas Sanson
- Date: 1701
- Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
- Condition: Excellent
- Inches: 23" x 19 1/4"
- Centimeters: 58.97 x 49.36
- Price: Sold
Antique Map of Italy, L'ITALIE DIVISEE SUIVANT L'ESTENDUE DE TOUTES SES SOURVERAINETTES..., published by Pieter Schenk, Amsterdam.
A magnificent large map of Italy with two allegorical cartouches, which imagery includes Romulus and Remus at the teats of the she-wolf.
Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) was a preeminent French cartographer, having given lessons in geography both to Louis XIII. and to Louis XIV.