Cartographer: SANSON Nicolas
Size: 20*27.5 cms
Rare map of North America by N Sanson from 'Nouvelle relation, contenant les voyages de Thomas Gage dans la Nouvelle Espagne 1699'.
The map is larger than the other small North America / California as an Island maps by Sanson.
This rare small map is a slightly reduced version of the 1657 original (itself a derivation of the seminal 1650 map by the same name).
California is still shown as an island (the insular depiction first appeared on a 1625 map by Henry Briggs, and was widely popularized by Sanson..until father Kino established its peninsular nature in 1705).
Louisiana and New Orleans are not shown, even though the territory was claimed for France by Cavelier de le Salle in 1682, and that New Orleans had been established in 1718.
New Amsterdam is still shown (after the English took over the Dutch colony in 1664, and they renamed the city in honor of their commander: the Duke of York, hence New York).
Excellent hand colour
Very good condition
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