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Publisher: DIDEROT, D.
Title: Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest. . .
Published in: Paris, 1779
   
Size: 11.5 x 14.3 inches.
29.2 x 36.2 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: A good impression. Lower margin and lower part left hand margin added.
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Diderot's famous 2 on 1 map showing the two early mappings of the west coast of North America, the first after Visscher, the second after Plancius' World map. Both show the Straits of Anian, Quivera, Baja and a similarly projected east-west coastline.
The larger map includes more detail along the coastline and in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, as well as a truer orientation of Baja California. Diderot's map were one of the first surveys of comparative cartography, tackling a number of the early misconceptions of the west coast of North America and the North-eastern Asian coastline.




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