World Map Hemispheres California as an Island 1683 Luyts Sanson decorative mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Mappe-Monde our Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre, Representee en deux Plan-Hemisphere.
(World Map, Western Hemisphere, Eastern Hemisphere, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, California as an Island).
Issued c.1692, Paris by N. Sanson for J. Luyts. Engraved by de Winter.
Decorative and pleasing 17th century engraved map. Apocryphal depiction of California as an island, with distorted and unexplored Great Lakes and Japan depicted very close to California. Decoraitve vignette allegorical figures in the bottom corners and central cusp, title across the top in a banner.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, nice dark impression, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" H x 14 1/4" W.
Engraved area measures c. 7 3/4" H x 10 3/4" W.
Tooley, Mapping of the World 1472-1600, 553.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4.