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Stock# 22695
Description

Scarce early seach chart, showing the of the West Coast of the Pacific Ocean, which extends from the Island of California to Chili, with noteworthy insets of New Zealand, the Ladrones and Japan & Ieso.

The projection of California based upon Sanson's maps of 1656, with even greater sea between California and the mainland. The Canal de Santa Barbara, Monte Rey, P. Concepsion, S. Diego, Mendocino, S. Quentin, C. Blanco and many other early placenames appear. Excellent detail throughout the Pacific Coast. This is one of the earliest regional maps to focus on the Pacific Coast. In addition to the remarkable treatment of California and the Pacific Coast, the inset of New Zealand is a wonderful early detailed treatment of Abel Tasman's discoveries in New Zealand, including 5 placenames.

This the second state of the map, adding the Gulf Coast of Central America.

Condition Description
Old Color. Heightened in Gold. Thick paper. Minor toning.
Reference
McLaughlin 21; Wagner 382; Leighly 36; Lowery 150; Howse & Sanderson 61; Putman 134-35; Goss 35.