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  • Title/Content of Map: Carte De La Californie Et Des Pays Nord Ouest separes de L'Asie par le Detroit d'Anian…
  • Cartographer: Diderot/de Vaugondy
  • Place & Date: Paris / 1772
  • Size: 14 3/8" x 11 7/8"
  • Condition: wash color; minor creasing

    A beautiful exemplar of de Vaugondy's important double map of California and the west coast of North America, from Alaska to Baja, from Diderot's Encyclopedie. The main map shows the Strait of Anian, Anian Regnum, Quivira Regnum, the Sierra Nevada, Nova Albion, Tontonteac Regnum, Tolm Regnum, and features many place names, some recognizable, others fanciful, along the coast. The inset, based on Plancius, shows open seas above the North America. Both main and inset maps are derived from 17th-century maps by Visscher.

    Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766) was one of the leading cartographers in France during the 18th century, along with his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy. Together, they published one of the most important atlases of the 18th century, "The Atlas Universel". In this atlas, old sources were verified and corrected by integrating innovations in astronomical observations, as well as modern longitues and latitudes.

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  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $17.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • Canada or Mexico: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere in Canada or Mexico
  • International: Flat-rate of $45.00 to anywhere in the world
  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    wash color; minor creasing?

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    Diderot/Vaugondy: Antique Map California & West America

    Estimate $90 - $100Jan 10, 2018
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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