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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.59
Object Name Map
Description 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, "Midi" (South), bottom of map. Foxing spots scattered on edges outside of map, toning around edges of map.
Title Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse...
Date 1655
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Sanson, Nicolas
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21.5 W-30.5 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/France/Paris
Subjects Morocco
Algeria