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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.47
Object Name Map
Description 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. Measurement marks surround black line border, directional notations in Latin on each side, "Midy" (Meridies, South), bottom of map. "B7" in brown ink, top left outside of map. Slight toning around edges, foxing spots, bottom middle right outside of map.
Title Royaume de Navarre
Date 1652
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Sanson, Nicolas
Role of Creator 2 Engraver
Creator 2 Sommer, J.
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-23.875 W-17.875 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/France/Paris
Subjects Navarre
Spain
France
Basque