California as an Island 1779 Cartographic History California Baja Peninsula mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte de la Californie.
(North America, California, Cartographic History, California as an Island, Baja Peninsula).
Issued 1779, Paris.
Fascinating late 18th century engraved map with attractive hand color.
Depicts early cartographic conceptions of California and California as an island according to Sanson, de L'Isle, Kino and Jesuits.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 14 1/2" H x 16 7/8" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 15" W.