Lot 125: Kino map with California an island

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PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:36

Lot 125: Author: De Fer, Nicolas Title: Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique, est tir?e de celle qui a ?t? envoy?e par un grande d'Espagne pour ?tre communiqu?e a Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Place Published: Paris Publisher: Date Published: 1705 Description: Engraved map, hand-colored (probably later). 22.5x34 cm. (8?x13?"), margins trimmed at an angle. Re-issue of De Fer's 1700 map of the same title, which Tooley calls: "A small but highly important map. California as an island lettered `Californias o Carolinas' with 50 place names. A very unusual map. New Mexico is shown covered with engraved numbers from 1 to 314 with an engraved key above giving the names of these 314 places. Thus a great amount of information is given on a small map. According to Wagner, this is the first map known to show the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino." Kino map with California an island. Provenance: The Old Print Shop, 7/65. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $1000-1500
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