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De Fer’s large-format map of the island of California

Stock No. 16627 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: FER, Nicolas de.

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.

£4,500

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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.

Additional information

Dimensions 665 × 460 mm
Cartographer

Date

1720

Extra Info

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…

Publication

Paris, 1720. Original outline colour. 460 x 665mm.

Condition

A very fine example with wide margin.

References

MCLAUGHLIN: 196.