1667 Sanson - Audience de Guadalajara nouveau Mexique, Californie [Island of California]
Sanson's 1667 Island of California
Audience de Guadalajara nouveau Mexique, Californie. &c.
Nicolas Sanson, P. Marriete
20 x 23.6 cm (7.9 x 9.3 in)
A finely engraved map of California and New Mexico. Prior to this map, all maps with California shown as an Island were either World maps, Western Hemisphere, North America, Pacific Ocean or some substantially larger geographical region.
First map to show the 2nd Sanson Model of insular California (two bays shown in Northernmost portion of the island). Nomenclature is a combination of Blaeu and Sanson. New Indian tribes named along the Rio Grande.
Published in an early edition of the small Sanson atlas L'Europe Dediée a Monseigneur . . . Le Tellier Secret. D'Estat &c. This atlas proved popular and the maps were imitated by Johann Zunners in Frankfurt (1679) and by Joannes Ribbius and François Halma (1682-1730s). The map offered here is the first plate with the address of Pierre Mariette, but with the date removed.
Engraved by A. Peyrounin.
Some light brown marginal spotting, not affecting engraved area.
Burden, 327, state 3: Leighley 9, McLaughlin 16