Royaume de Maroc divise en sept Provinces etc.
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1683
Description: Map. Uncolored copper plate engraving. Image measures 7.5" x 10.25". 1683.
Comments: This exceptionally fine map of the Kingdom of Morocco covers the northwestern part of Africa in fine detail extending from the Atlantic inland as far as Tinzeda. One of Sanson's small atlas maps of depicting various African regions, this map offers extensive detail on the several tribes and kingdoms in west and north Africa. Offers topographical and geographical features with mountains beautifully rendered in profile. Depicts the Kingdom at the time of Ottoman rule with parts of the region under British rule. Also during this time, the Barbary Pirates operated in this area, despite of which Morocco managed to trade sugar, tobacco, gold and leather with France and England. A beautiful title cartouche adorns the top left. The map is in good condition with minor wear along folds. Nice dark impression.
Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) is considered the founder of the French school of cartography. In reaction to the prevailing trend of Dutch lavishness, Sanson favored minimal details, focusing rather on accurate cartography than ornament. This map is a fine example of his work.
Book ID: 264515