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Nicholas Sanson

 (1600 - 1667)
Nicholas Sanson was active/lived in France.  Nicholas Sanson is known for Cartography.

Biography   Nicholas Sanson

"Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667) is known as the "father of French cartography" as he was the first important figure to take advantage of the geographical research being supported by the Royal Academy of Science in Paris. . . In 1630 he became the geographer to King Louis XIII who, in time, entrusted the geographical education of his son Louis XIV to Sanson. . . As geographer to the king, Sanson had certain privileges such as access to the latest official geographical knowledge. With an even hand, he blended the factual with the fanciful onto his maps. . . With California triumphantly occupying center stage on an important map, it is easy to understand why the misconception of California-as-an-Island persisted well into the eighteenth century."   ...  Displaying 750 of 763 characters.

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