Catalog Archive
Auction 142, Lot 299

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

Subject: Western United States & Mexico, California

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.4 x 8 inches
23.9 x 20.3 cm

This map was first published in 1656 and introduced the so-called second Sanson model of California as an island. This depiction 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 from 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. This issue is from a re-engraved plate published by Joannes Ribbius and Simon de Vries.

References: Burden #576; McLaughlin #16; Tooley (Amer) p. 116, #15.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with minor soiling. Professionally remargined on all sides with a small amount of neatline in facsimile.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200


Closed on 11/28/2012