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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

DU VAL, Pierre. [The First State of Sanson's map of south western North America]
Le Nouveau Mexique et de la Floride: Tirées de diverses Cartes, et Relations. Paris, 1656, First Edition. Original outline colour. 315 x 545mm.
A fine example of the scarce first state of Sanson's map of the Spanish possessions in North America, with New Mexico and Florida (including Louisiana). 'French Florida' (basically Georgia) and an almost featureless Virginia appear on the right, with Canada at the top, with lakes Ontario and Erie. The title is within a fine cartouche engraved to look like a tapestry with tassels. It was this map that introduced the 'Second Sanson Model' for California as an island, with two large inlets on the north coast. It is one of the largest depictions of the island on an atlas map. BURDEN: 319, State 1 of 4.
[Ref: 18880]    £6,000.00 ($7,860 • €6,744 rates)


DONCKER, Hendrik. [First state of Doncker's chart of California as an island]
Pascaart vertoonende de Zeecusten van Chile, Peru, Hispania Nova, Nova Granada, en California. Amsterdam, 1659. Original colour with later additions, with gold highlights. 435 x 540mm. A fine example.
The first state of this impressive chart of the west coast of America, which was updated the following year to show the Caribbean coast of Central America. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from a promontory called 'Aguebela de Cato' just north of California south to near Arica in Chile. However it is for its representation of California that this chart is so important, as it 'depicts California as an island on a larger scale than any earlier sea chart' (Burden). Insets show two other great cartographical mysteries: the partial outline of Tasmania, according to Tasman; and the mythical island of Yedso to the north of Japan. A third insert shows the islands around the Ladrones. See KOEMAN Don 2 for the first atlas issue, in 'De Zee Atlas Of Water-Waerelt...'
[Ref: 11230]    £2,200.00 ($2,882 • €2,473 rates)


SANSON, Guillaume. [Small format 17th century map of California as an island]
Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c. Par N.Sanson d'Abbeville Geogr Ordin du Roy. Amsterdam c.1683. Coloured. 210 x 245mm.
A Dutch edition of the map of Western Mexico and California which introduced the influential 'Sanson model' for California as an island. The title is within a winged cartouche top right. See BURDEN 327.
[Ref: 18879]    £975.00 ($1,277 • €1,096 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [18th century French map of California as an Island]
Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique... 1705. Paris, 1705. Original colour. 225 x 340mm. Old ink mss. numver in top edge of map.
An important map of California: engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', it shows the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino, the first European to cross from the mainland to California. However it is still depicted as an island. The mainland is shown from Mexico City to Santa Fé, with an incredible 314-point key. McLAUGHLIN: 134.
[Ref: 18883]    £920.00 ($1,205 • €1,034 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's large-format map of the island of California]
La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro de los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa.e. Jesus en la America Sept. Dressé sur celle que le Viceroy de la Nouvelle Espagne... Paris, 1720. Original outline colour. 460 x 665mm. A very fine example with wide margin.
The largest representation of the island of California on a single-sheet map. It is an enlarged version of Fer's map of 1700, allowing the 314 names in the original key to be moved onto the map. In place of the key is a text telling the history of California up to 1695, and four vignettes. Bottom left is a cartouche, illustrated with creatures including a Spoonbill and an armadillo, which seems to be lacking extra text. Most of the detail in the Mexican interior comes from the work of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit. It is interesting that it was Kino first claimed California was joined to the mainland, as early as 1702. This is the best example we have ever seen. MCLAUGHLIN: 196.
[Ref: 16627]    £6,750.00 ($8,843 • €7,587 rates)


KINO, Eusebio. [The beginning of the end of California as an island]
Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino è S.I. Augsburg, 1726. 365 x 230mm. A very fine example.
Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's important map of California, drawn in 1702 but not published until it was included in Joseph Stöcklein's 'Allerhand So Lehr-Als Geist-Reich Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis'. Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit, travelled to New Spain in 1682 and stayed there the rest of his life. He travelled extensively and used his knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to compile maps of the region. Although he never crossed to California by land, his observations from a high point near the Colorado River, from which he saw only land to the west, caused him to state California was a peninsula. It was nearly another half-century before this was proved.
[Ref: 16945]    £1,600.00 ($2,096 • €1,798 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [A comparison of the mapping of the West Coast of America]
Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord Ouest separés de L'Asie par le Detroit d'Anian, extraite de deux cartes publiées au commemcement du 17e Siecle. Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 390mm.
Two representations of the East coast of North America from the beginning of the C17th. Published in the Supplement to Diderot's encyclopaedia.
[Ref: 15611]    £280.00 ($367 • €315 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [The mapping of California as an Island]
Carte de la Californie... Paris, Diderot, 1772. Coloured. 315 x 400mm.
A plate showing five versions of how California was mapped between 1604 and 1767, published for the Supplement to Diderot's 'Encyclopedie'. The five are: Pecci's peninsula of 1604; Sanson's island of 1656; De l'Isle's peninsula of 1700; Father Kino 1705; and the Jesuits 1767.
[Ref: 18926]    £450.00 ($590 • €506 rates)


LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [Port of Bucarelli, Alaska]
Plan de L'Entrée du Port de Bucarelli, sur la Côte du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique... Paris, 1797. Coloured. 510 x 700mm.
A harbour in Alaska discovered in 1775 by the Spaniards la Quadra & Maurelle, at Latitude 55N the furthest north that Spanish explorers reached. Although this chart was engraved by Bouclet for La Pérouse's 'Voyage autour du Monde', it is based on Spanish manuscripts, not La Perouse's discoveries. It was included because La Pérouse believed it was a probable entrance to the North West Passage. WAGNER: 843.
[Ref: 8544]    £180.00 ($236 • €202 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of the Pacific North West]
Western Coast of North America with Behring's Straits London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of West Coast America, showing the Bering Straits, engraved by Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. Of interest is the tiny 'Fuca's Entrance' and 'Sea of the West', just prior to the inclusion of Vancouver's discoveries. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16387]    £200.00 ($262 • €225 rates)


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