1743 Sanson - Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre...[Island of California]

SOLD: Sanson's double hemisphere world map with Island of California

Title:

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre Representee en deux Plan-Hemispheres Revue et Changee en Plusieurs Endroits Suivant les Relations les plus Recentes

Map maker:

Nicolas Sanson

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, 1743

Dimensions:

14.6 x 16.3 cm (5¾ x 6½ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Uncommon double hemisphere map decorated with clouds at the top and allegorical representations of the continents along the bottom. California is shown as an island with an incomplete coastline in the Pacific Northwest. The Great Lakes do not yet appear but there is a large St. Lawrence River. T. de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America. In the southern hemisphere, there is a bit of Il. Zelande near and almost connecting to the large T. Magellanique Aust. et Incongneve, and Australia (Nouv. Hollande) is only partly mapped.

This is a smaller version of a map by Jan Luyts (Shirley #553), published in Baron Pufendorf's "Introduction a l'Histoire Generale et Political, de l'Universe" in 1743.

CONDITION NOTES

Near fine condition, an attractive little map.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00083

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