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Sanson's Small Map of the Mughal Empire

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Sanson's Small Map of the Mughal Empire

Date of publication:

  • c.1690
  • Place of publication:


  • modern
  • L’Empire du Grand Mogol

    Sanson’s small map of the Mughal Empire was published in his 1652 atlas of Asia, ‘L'Asie en plusieurs cartes nouvelles, et exactes’. The date, privilege and name of the engraver were omitted from later states of the plate, but our example appears to be a Dutch version, re-engraved for Francois Halma’s  ‘Description de tout l'Univers’.  Read more

    Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667), founder of the Sanson dynasty of map-makers, is considered by many to be the father of the French school of cartography. He was a prolific and original map-maker, admired for the clarity and scientific accuracy of his maps.

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraving, printed area measurement 19.2 x 24.5 cm, modern hand colour, blank verso.  Read less