Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 51

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
DE FER, NICOLAS. La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline. Large-scale double-page engraved map of the American southwest showing California as an island. 20x29 inches sheet size, wide margins; original outline hand-color; light toning at sheet edges, a very attractive example. Paris, 1720

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An impressive map depicting California as an island on one of the largest scales ever produced. The text in the panel below the title at right is decorated by several vignettes of native peoples and describes a time-line of European history in California from Cortez in 1533 to the latest discoveries in 1695. McLaughlin 196; Tooley, California as an Island 83.