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Name Sanson, Nicolas
Other names Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville
Life Dates 1600-1667
Nationality French
Occupation Cartographer
Role Cartographer

Associated Records

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Map Collection - 2014.17.1

"Etats de Pologne Subdivisees Suivant l'estendue des Palatinats...," Amsterdam, c. 1700, hand-colored engraving, map by Pieter Schenk, after Nicholas Sanson A detailed Dutch map of Poland published by Schenk, attributing the geography to an earlier map published by Sanson. The map extends to the Black Sea and Vienna in the south and to Estonia in the north, exhibiting the strong engraving style of Schenk's early work.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.3

"Germano - Sarmatia in qua Populi maiores Venedi et Aestiaei Peucini et Bastarnae...," Amsterdam, 1725, hand-colored engraving, map by Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier, after Nicholas Sanson. From Covens and Mortier's Atlas Antiquus, a composite of maps delineating the ancient world. Based on Sanson's geography, this map depicts part of the Baltic Sea and the present day countries of Poland, Lithuania, Russia and Latvia. Germania was defined by Rome as having two regions: Lesser Germania west of the Rhine and Greater Germania east of the Rhine. This map depicts Greater Germania.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.76

"Hispaniae Antiquae Tabula," Amsterdam, c. 1730, hand-colored engraving, map by Nicolas Sanson, Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier A map of "Ancient Spain," with Portugal and the Balearic Islands, by the French cartographer Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville. The map includes the various place names of cities and small towns, rivers, and mountains, as well as engraved borders of the various Spanish provinces.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.80

"Galatia cujus Populi Tolistobogi, Tectosages, Trocmi, mox Provincia sub Romanis…," Amsterdam, c. 1700, hand-colored engraving, map by Nicolas Sanson, published by John Covens and Cornelius Mortier This map depicts northern Turkey, centered on Ankara. It illustrates the provinces inhabited by the three Celtic tribes (Tolistobogi, Tectosages, and Trocmi) that migrated from the Danube Valley to Galatia in the third century CE.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.81

"Pamphilia et Pisidia," Amsterdam, c. 1730, hand-colored engraving, map by Nicolas Sanson, published by Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier This rare map of southern Asia Minor (present-day Turkey) comprises the ancient provinces of Pamphilia and Pisidia (now modern Antalya Province), shown here as they were at the time of Emperor Trajan's death in 117 CE. The principal cities of the coastal province of Pamphilia were Perga and Attalia (modern Antalya), both of which were visited by the Apostle Paul. He also famously visited the city of Antioch in Pisidia, where he gave his first sermon to the Gentiles as recounted in Acts 13 in the Bible.

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Map Collection - 2014.21.47

Nicholas Sanson and J. Sommer Royaume de Navarre Engraving Paris, 1652 Map by Nicholas Sanson, cartographer, and J. Sommer, engraver: The Kingdom of Navarre, now an autonomous community in northern Spain, bordering the Basque Country, La Rioja, and Aragon in Spain and Aquitaine in France. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements and significant Christian sites marked with castle/cathedral icon or minature city plans, i.e. "Pamplona" middle of map. Mountain ranges, forests, roads, rivers, and bodies of water, not colore some texture. Decorative black and white title cartouche, bottom left of map, four scales, bottom middle of map. Measu

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Map Collection - 2014.21.52

Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier after Nicholas Sanson Antiquorum Africae Episcopatuum Geographica Descriptio Hand-colored engraving Amsterdam, 1725 Map with colored elements by Johannes Covens, cartographer, and Cornelius Mortier, cartographer, after Nicolas Sanson, cartographer: North Africa, including parts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, and Southern Spain, Italy, and Sicily. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with red castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Hispalis" top left of map. Some regions, some mountain ranges, some borders, some rivers, and small islands, colored, some texture, some regions, some mountain r

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Map Collection - 2014.21.59

Nicholas Sanson Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse... Hand-colored engraving Paris, 1655 Map with colored elements by Nicholas Sanson: Morocco and parts of Algeria. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with castle/cathedral icon or minature city plans, i.e. "Benigora" bottom middle right of map. Most borders, colored, some texture, Spanish border, mountain ranges, forests, rivers, and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white scroll title and credit cartouche, top left of map. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notations in French on each side, "

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Map Collection - 2016.6.5

"Chine," 1650, hand-colored copperplate engraving by Nicolas Sanson.

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Map Collection - 2016.6.6

"Royaume de la Chine," hand-colored copperplate engraving by Nicolas Sanson. From L'Asie en plusieurs cartes nouvelles, et exactes & en divers traittés de Géographie, et d'Histoire, Paris, Chez L'Auteur, 1652. Printed in cartouche, upper left: Royaume de la Chine / par N. Sanson / d'Abbeville, Geogr. / du Roy

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Map Collection - 2016.6.7

"Inde Orientale," 1660, hand-colored copperplate engraving by Nicolas Sanson.

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Map Collection - 2016.6.8

"La Grande Tartarie," 1660, hand-colored engraving by Nicolas Sanson. Printed upper right, in cartouche: La Grande Tartarie / par le Sr.Sanson d'Abbeville / Geographe du Roy