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Nicolas De Fer: La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline

Map: USA4073
 
Cartographer: Nicolas De Fer
Title: La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline
Date: 1720
Published: Paris
Width: 26 inches / 67 cm
Height: 18 inches / 46 cm
Map ref: USA4073
Description:
Rare map of the American Southwest showing California as an Island. The narrative in the top-right corner opens with the discovery of California by Hernan Cortes and summarizes the contemporary debate over the status of California as a peninsula or an island. Original hand-colour. [USA4073]