A finely engraved map of California and New Mexico. Prior to this map, all maps with California shown as an Island were either world maps, maps of the Western Hemisphere, North America, Pacific Ocean or some substantially larger geographical region.
First map to show the 2nd Sanson Model of insular California (two bays shown in Northernmost portion of the island). Nomenclature is a combination of Blaeu and Sanson. New Indian tribes named along the Rio Grande.
Published in an early edition of the small Sanson atlas L’Europe Dediée a Monseigneur . . . Le Tellier Secret. D’Estat &c. This atlas proved popular and the maps were imitated by Johann Zunners in Frankfurt (1679) and by Joannes Ribbius and François Halma (1682-1730s). The map offered here is the first plate with the address of Pierre Mariette, but with the date removed.
Engraved by A. Peyrounin.