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1691 Sanson Map Of The World On Hemisphere Projection Print

by Paul Fearn

1691 Sanson Map Of The World On Hemisphere Projection Print By Paul Fearn

The watermark in the lower right corner of the image will not appear on the final print.


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8.00" x 4.88"


10.00" x 6.88"


1691 Sanson Map of the World on Hemisphere Projection by Paul Fearn - 8.00" x 4.88"



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: an extraordinary map of monumental proportions prints, this sanson and jaillot's 1691 decorative map of the world on a double hemisphere projection. this is the first state of the fourth plate of this map. covers the entire world according to its 17th century conception. elaborate allegorical cartouches appear at top center and bottom center detailing cherubs riding dolphins - the symbols of the dauphin of france. this map is magnificently colored with extensive gold foiling used throughout both as accent elements and to denote cities. this type of elaborate colorization theme is highly unusual as gold foil gilting and color work of this caliber was generally only applied to maps that were commissioned for royalty or the high nobility. the is the only example of this map with such colorization we have ever seen. our survey of this map will begin in north america where california is depicted as an island. the idea of an insular california first appeared as a work of fiction in garci rodriguez de montalvo's c. 1510 romance las sergas de esplandian prints, where he writes know prints, that on the right hand of the indies there is an island called california very close to the side of the terrestrial paradise; and it is peopled by black women prints, without any man among them prints, for they live in the manner of amazons. baja california was subsequently discovered in 1533 by fortun ximenez prints, who had been sent to the area by hernan cortes. when cortez himself traveled to baja prints, he must have had montalvo's novel in mind prints, for he immediately claimed the island of california for the king. by the late 16th and early 17th century ample evidence had been amassed prints, by explorations of the region by francisco de ulloa prints

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About the Artist

Paul Fearn

My passion is Photography and Aviation or is that Aviation and Photography ! I hope you enjoy my photographs.

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