c. 1717 Map of the Americas "ISLE DE CALIFORNIE"
c. 1717 Map of the Americas titled, "Map of North and Middle America, based on the observations of the members of the Academy of Sciences by N. de Fer, Paris, 1717.", with "ISLE DE CALIFORNIE," Extremely Fine.
This scarce original Map from, "Introduction a la geographie - aven unde description historique sur toutes les parties de la terre," by Nicolas de Fer. In this Map, California is shown as an Island, being so titled "ISLE DE CALIFORNIE" which was a common occurrence of the period. The Map measuring 13.2" x 9.3" beautifully printed in rich black upon high quality period handmade laid paper. Map artist Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720), was the official geographer to both French and Spanish Kings. Original fold lines from its original binding as issued produced with relatively narrow margins as issued. Several small tears at fold lines reinforced upon the blank back. Overall, this is an impressive, highly detailed early Map displays the Western Hemisphere with several lovely decorative Cartouche insets and has choice eye appeal for display.