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Carte De La Californie Et Des Pays Nord Ouest separes de L'Asie par le Detroit d'Anian…

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A beautiful exemplar of de Vaugondy's important double map of California and the west coast of North America, from Alaska to Baja, from Diderot's Encyclopedie. The main map shows the Strait of Anian, Anian Regnum, Quivira Regnum, the Sierra Nevada, Nova Albion, Tontonteac Regnum, Tolm Regnum, and features many place names, some recognizable, others fanciful, along the coast. The inset, based on Plancius, shows open seas above the North America. Both main and inset maps are derived from 17th-century maps by Visscher.
Item Number: GG2446
Cartographer: Diderot/de Vaugondy
Place & Date: Paris / 1772
Size: 14 3/8" x 11 7/8"
Condition: wash color; minor creasing
Price: SOLD