Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 194

"'T Gebiedt van Guadalajara, Niew Mexico, en Californie Enz.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico, California

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving...

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 8 inches
23.6 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 is the third state.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.

References: Burden #576; McLaughlin #16-5; cf. Tooley (Amer) p. 116, #15.

Condition: A

A dark impression on paper with a coat of arms watermark, minor printer's ink residue, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/28/2018