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Auction 118, Lot 411

"Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Southwest United States and Mexico

Period: 1667 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 7.8 inches
23.6 x 19.8 cm

This fine, small map is the first regional map to focus 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 information on the less well known map by Luke Foxe, but it was Sanson's 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; Tooley (Amer) p. 116, #15.

Condition: A

Manuscript brown ink notations in top margin.

Estimate: $900 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/6/2007