Sanson’s Map of Ancient Sarmatia

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Sarmatia utraque Europaea et Asiatica

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Copper engraving, 41.5 x 47.5 cm, original hand-colour in outline, trivial spotting, blank verso. Map showing parts of European Russia and Ukraine in antiquity. For Greco-Roman geographers and ethnographers, Sarmatia was in western Scythia, bordering the Roman Empire. 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.

Title

Sanson’s Map of Ancient Sarmatia

Mapmaker(s)

SANSON, Nicolas

Publisher

MARIETTE, Pierre

Place of publication

Paris

Date of publication

1654

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

41.5 x 47.5 cm