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ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. / DIDEROT, D. - Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest ?
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Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest ? - ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. / DIDEROT, D.
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Title : Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest ?.
Map maker : ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. / DIDEROT, D..
Date : Paris, 1779.
Size : 11.4 x 14.1 inches. / 29.0 x 35.7 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :The map is from Diderot's Encyclopedie which contains ten maps of America, Asia and the Arctic Regions. This 2 on 1 map shows the two early mappings of the west coast of North America, the first after Vischer, the second after Plantius' 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.
Condition : Lower part left margin completed. Small repair of splitting (on the back) right and lower margin. Otherwise in very good condition.
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