CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO - A collection of four maps, with two engraved explanatory sheets, depicting California as an Island and Mexico, including the Sanson delineation and the Vaugondy comparative chart, 1656-1770. Comprising:
SANSON, Nicolas (1600-1667). Le Nouveau Mexique et la Floride. Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1656. Hand-coloured engraved map of Mexico and Florida including California as an Island, and part of Cuba, 342 x 565mm. (Trimmed to platemark at left margin, remains of old guard on verso.) McLaughlin 17, state 1 'First Atlas map to focus on California as an island'; Tooley 14 'A map of great influence, it became the model for the delineation of California for the next fifty years'.
FER, Nicolas de (1646-1720). Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique. Paris: 1700. Engraved map of Mexico and California including California as an island, hand-coloured in outline, with two leaves of engraved explanatory text, 305 x 414mm. (Some light discolouration, dampstaining to right-hand margin of all three sheets.) McLaughlin 134; Tooley 62. (3)
BONNE, and Jean LATTR. Carte du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne. Paris: 1701. Engraved map of the Gulf of Mexico and central America, including California as an island, hand-coloured, 390 x 514mm. (Remains of old guard on verso). NOT IN MCLAUGHLIN; NOT IN TOOLEY.
[ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles (1688-1766)]. Carte de la Californie suivant I Carte Manuscrite, II Sanson 1656, III De l'Isle 1700, IV le Pere Kino 1705, V la Socit des Jsuites 1767. [Paris: 1770]. Engraved sheet of five representations of California at different periods, 333 x 410mm. McLaughlin 241 (mistakenly giving Didier as the author's first name); Tooley 100. (6)