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ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. / DIDEROT, D. - Carte de la Californie suivant . . .

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. / DIDEROT, D. - Carte de la Californie suivant . . .
Carte de la Californie suivant . . . - ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. / DIDEROT, D.
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Title : Carte de la Californie suivant . . ..
Date : Paris, 1779.
Size : 11.1 x 15.1 inches. / 28.3 x 38.4 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Five maps on one folding sheet, showing the development of the mapping of California. The map is from Diderot's "Encyclopedie" which contains ten maps of America, Asia and the Arctic Regions.
The five maps, engraved by Robert de Vaugondy, are:
I. Mathieu Necrou Pecci's map of 1604 showing California as a peninsula and delineating the journey of Sebastian Vizcaino, 1602-3.
II. The central map, that of Sanson, 1656, showing California as an island.
III. De l'Isle's map of 1700 where he manages to show California as neither an island nor a part of the continent.
IV. Father Kino's epoch-making map of 1705 which was finally to decide De l'Isle as to California being a peninsula and, through him, to influence all other cartographers.
V. The Jesuit Missions map of 1767 which is an update of Father Kino's map. An unusual and sought after map.
Condition : Lower part left margin completed. Very good condition.

ID: 99333

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