Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio (California as an Island)

Amsterdam: [c.1671]. Map. 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. Item #15160

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.

Price: $1,500.00

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