Lot 213: Map of California as Island and back again c.1780

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Lot 213: Author: Robert de Vaugondy, Didier Title: Carte de la Californie suivant I. La carte manuscrite de l'Am?rique de Mathieu N?ron Pecci olen dresse ? Florence en 1604. II. Sanson 1656. III. De L'Isle Am?rique Sept. 1700. IV. le Pere Kino Jesuite en 1705. V. La Societe des J?suites en 1767... Place Published: Paris Publisher: Date Published: c.1780 Description: Engraved map. 29x38.5 cm (11?x15"). Informative map comparing five different 17th and 18th-century maps of California, including Sanson's with an insular California, and the subsequent Kino map proving its peninsularity. From an octavo edition of Diderot's Encyclopedia, with folds. Trimmed at lower left margin and corner as issued for folding; else fine, a strong, crisp impression. Provenance: Gen?ve, 4/83. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $400-600
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