California as an Island 1683 North America Unexplored Regions scarce Sanson mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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(North America, 13 Colonies, Louisiana, Canada, New France, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, California as an Island, Grand Bank, Hudson Bay, Bahamas, Bermuda).
Issued 1683, Paris by N. Sanson.
Lovely example of this desirable late 17th century engraved map. Prominent apocryphal depiction of California as an island, also with distorted and unexplored Great Lakes.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, 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.
McLaughlin, Mapping of California as an Island, 89, state 2 (indented northern coastline on California island).
Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, 51.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4.