1743 Sanson - Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre...[Island of California]
SOLD: Sanson's double hemisphere world map with Island of California
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
14.6 x 16.3 cm (5¾ x 6½ in)
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.
Near fine condition, an attractive little map.