1670 Du Val - Nouveau Mexique [California as an Island]

SOLD: Wonderful 1670 miniature of California as an Island

Title:

Nouveau Mexique

Map maker:

Pierre Du Val, Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Place and Year:

Paris, 1670

Dimensions:

3.9 x 4.7 in; 9.8 x 12.0 cm

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Uncommon miniature map of California as a island, from Pierre Du Val's La Géographie Universelle, dated 1676. The map is derived from Audience de Guadalajara (1657), produced by his uncle Nicolas Sanson, with some differences; namely, the presence of Destroit D'Anian, and various unnamed mountain ranges.

The map shows place names on the west coast, including Drake's Bay, Monterey, Pt. Concepcion, San Clemente Island and Cabo San Luca. Quivera, Anian and N. Albion are named, along with Cibola. Lac de Conibas is shown. East of the Mountain range in New Meixo, the Apaches, "Vaqueros mont suala" and Poala are shown.

This is the third state with lower right Nouvelle Espagne ou Mexique added.

CONDITION NOTES

Very good and dark impression. Wide margins.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00238

REFERENCES

McLaughlin, California, 30: Burden 353. (state 3)

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