Auction 149, Lot 311

"New Mexico vel New Granata et Marata et California", Morden, Robert

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1688 (circa)

Publication: Seller's Geography Rectified

Color: Black & White

5.1 x 4.4 inches
13 x 11.2 cm

This copper-engraved map is on a full sheet (6.3 x 7.9") with related English text below and on verso. It depicts California as an island on the second Sanson model with the addition of C de la Trinidad and P. California along the southern edge of the island. The Rio Grande is correctly shown flowing into the Gulf of Mexico while most maps of its time showed the river emptying into the Gulf of California. This is the first state of the map with page number 585 at upper right. Published in John Seller's Geography Rectified.

References: McLaughlin #98; Tooley #47.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with faint text show-through in the image, else fine.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014