"Audience de Guadalaiara, Nouveau Mexique", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: United States & Mexico
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 8 inches
24.1 x 20.3 cm
This fine small map is the first regional map focusing on the island of California. It shows a small peninsula (Agubela de Cato) above the island, two bays along the island's northern coast and two new place names, Tolaago and R. de Estiete. Sanson actually based this on information on the less well known map by Luke Foxe, but it was this map that influenced many other cartographers throughout the rest of the century. On the mainland there are new Indian tribes identified in the region of the R. del Norte, which flows southwest from a large inland lake.
References: Burden #327; McLaughlin #16, state 6; Tooley (Amer) p. 116, #15.
Great impression and lovely color.