"Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes…
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. Although his imprint does not appear on this map, all of the maps in the 1683 edition were re-engraved by Antoine de Winter.
References: Burden #576; McLaughlin #16; Tooley (Amer) p. 116, #15; Pastoureau, SANSON II F.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with a narrow top margin, as issued.