Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio (California as an Island)
Place Published: Amsterdam
Date Published: [c.1671]
Book Id: 15160
43.5 x 54.5 cm. Beautiful contemporary hand coloring. Map has had a small professional repair just to the right of 'La Roca Partida'. Otherwise map is sharp and bright in a decorative gilt frame.
A handsome and important map that was copied many times. Dedicated to Cornelius Witson, his arms are shown on a shield supported by angels and a female figure holding aloft a cross, a falling devil at her feet. Title on a stone block with two snakes above and figures of natives either side, one a chief under an umbrella. The St Laurence is shown entering a large lake open at its western end. - R.V. Tooley 29