Auction 88, Lot 54

"Carte Particuliere du Golphe de Mexique et des Antilles", Sornique, J. B.

Subject: North America

Period: 1722 (circa)

Publication: Nouveaux Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 6 inches
24.1 x 15.2 cm

Very uncommon map depicting CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND on the Sanson model. The Great Lakes are open-ended in the west. Santa Fe is on the banks of a river emanating from a large lake and emptying into the "Mer Vermeio" (Gulf of California). Quivira is located in present day Texas. Nicely engraved with a fine compass rose in the Atlantic. Ref: McLaughlin #202. Minor light spots in very wide margins, else very fine.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 10/2/1999

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