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Auction 92, Lot 197

"La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro de los Trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus ena la America Sept.", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Southwestern United States and Mexico

Period: 1720 (dated)

Publication: Atlas ou recueil de cartes geographiques

Color: Hand Color

25.7 x 17.7 inches
65.3 x 45 cm
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Scarce and important map of the ISLAND OF CALIFORNIA and the Southwest. It is a re-issue of de Fer's map of 1705 but on a larger scale and with some notable additions. The island is depicted with an indented northern coast, Rio Madelena and several recently discovered settlements are shown along the R. de S. Thomas in Baja. Numerous place names are now shown in present day Arizona and New Mexico. Below the title is a lengthy early history of the region from the discovery in 1533 by Cortez through 1695 and the discovery of Riviere du Coral. The map is decorated with vignettes of native occupations and entertainment and a scales of miles with birds, a sloth and an armadillo.

References: Tooley #83, McLaughlin #196, Wheat (TMW) #102.

Condition: A

Professional repair on top centerfold and a few marginal tears.

Estimate: $8,000 - $9,000

Sold for: $6,000

Closed on 9/13/2000