AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA ISLAND
Cartographer: JAILLOT & COLLABORATORS
Date: 1713 Paris
Size: 46.5*65.5 cms
Very attractive large map California as an Island
Rare edition of Jaillot's map of North America, based upon the earlier maps of Nicholas Sanson.
California is shown as an island. The Great Lakes are now closed, unlike earlier editions of the map. Excellent detail in CA and the Southwest, including the 7 cities of Cibola. A continuous land mass west of California is labeled as Japan. Excellent detail throughout the Eastern US, where the Sanson cartography remains in evidence, especially along the Gulf Coast. "The Rio del Norte also makes a turn at Socorro and instead of debouching into the Gulf of California correctly flows into the Gulf of Mexico".
While there are recorded examples of this map published after 1700 by Ottens in Amsterdam, none of the standard references notes a 1713 Jaillot edition (dated in the scale of miles cartouche).