Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 1,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, BEFORE THE BRIGGS MAP. DE BRY, JOHANN THEODOR; and COLIJN, MICHIEL. [Title page for:] Zwolffter Theil der Newen Welt. Engraved title page. 295x200 mm; backed onto a loose album leaf. Frankfurt, 1623

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This title page featuring an inset map of the Western Hemisphere with California as an island predates the famed Briggs map. "The earliest representation of California as a large island on a map of the Western Hemisphere." -- McLaughlin, Title Page & Frontispiece Checklist, 1, state 3. "Although drawn from the earlier [1622] one this still pre-dates the important maps of Abraham Goos in 1624 and Henry Briggs in 1625." -- Burden 200.