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Nicolas De Fer:  La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro De Los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa. E. Jusus En Americae Septe. . . . 1720

Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)


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Title: La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro De Los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa. E. Jusus En Americae Septe. . . . 1720

Map Maker: Nicolas De Fer

Place / Date: Paris / 1720

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 26 x 18 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $8,500.00

Inventory ID: 34151


Description:

Striking large format map of the Island of California, the largest seprate representation of the island of California on a printed map.

De Fer's striking map is far and way the largest representation of California as an Island ever issued in regional format and rivals several immense rare wall maps as the largest representation of all time. The map is essentially a dramatically enlarged edition of De Fer's map of 1700, which ironically derives directly from information provided by Fra. Kino, who had by then disproved the California as an Island myth, although Kino's earliest works were prominent in the cartographic depictions of California which appeared in De Fer's and Scherer's works.

The inset text provides a history of California up to 1694. Includes nice regional depiction of the Southwest.  A scarce and sought after mat, which appears only infrequently on the market.


Condition Description: Very minor marginal tears and fold split at lower fold, both expertly repaired on verso.


References: McLaughlin 196. Tooley 83.


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Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)
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Maps of Southwest America (Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas)