Category:Nicolas Sanson

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Nicolas Sanson  (1600–1667) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q502162
Nicolas Sanson
Alternative names Nicolas Sanson, der Ältere; Nicolas Sanson d’Abbeville
Description French cartographer
Date of birth/death 20 December 1600 7 July 1667
Location of birth/death Abbeville, France Paris
Work location Paris
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Nicolas Sanson (1600–1667) was a French cartographer, wrongly termed by some the creator of French geography. He was born of an old Picardy family of Scottish descent, at Abbeville, on the 20th (or 31st) of December 1600, and was educated by the Jesuits at Amiens. Louis XIII made him "Géographe Ordinaire du Roi". His main work was the Atlas Cartes Générales de Toutes les Parties du Monde (1654-1676). After his death, the business was continued by his sons Guillaume Sanson and Adrien in partnership with A. H. Jaillot.


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