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California as an island Audience Guadalajara 1699 Sanson wonderful antique map

Audience de
Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c.

(California as an Island)

Issued 1699, Amsterdam by Arnout van Ravestein.

Cartography by Sanson et Fils.

Fine antique engraved map printed at the end of the 17th century.

A seminal early map of California as an island.

In VG condition, light minor age wear, inoffensive faint hint of light browning along centerfold & bottom edge, overall remaining clean and attractive.

Pleasing example of this fine and attractive original antique map.

Sheet measures c.  8 1/2" H x  12" W

Engraved area measures c. 7 7/8" H x  9 1/4" W.

Original center fold as issued.

McLaughlin, Mapping of California as an Island, 16-[noting 7 variant states, but this state not noted. Indeed, this exmaple displays numerous variations from the one pictured].

Ryhiner Collection on-line, Bern, 7814.1B (this 1699 state showing numerous engraved additions in the plate from their 1683 example).

Burder, Mapping of America, II, 576- state 2 (noting this 1699 printing)

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, p. 102-04.

not found in Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici (indeed, no cartographic production by van Ravestein is found).

not in Brunet, Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux.

see Phillips, Atlases in Library of Congress, 528 (same source, but issued 1700 by F. Halma and with slightly different author/ title)


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