Comparing Californias, & the Northwest Passage

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Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest separés de L’Asie par le Détroit d’Anian, extraite de deux cartes publieés au commencement de 17e Siecle

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Copper engraving, approx 31 x 38 cms, black and white, trimmed within platemark at foot (not affecting text) and re-margined bottom left, where tabbed into a book; blank verso. An early work in comparative cartography, engraved for Denis Diderot’s Encyclopédie, one of the great works of the Enlightenment, comparing two seventeenth-century maps of the west coast of America by Visscher. Both maps show the Strait of Anian, the mythical gateway to the Northwest passage. Pedley, Bel et Utile: the Work of the Robert de Vaugondy Family of Mapmakers, 473.

Title

Comparing Californias, & the Northwest Passage

Mapmaker(s)

ROBERT de VAUGONDY, Didier

Place of publication

Paris

Date of publication

1772

Colour

black and white

Printed Area Measurements

31 x 38 cm