Allard, Caroli. Recentisima Novi Orbis Sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula ex Officina. Amsterdam, ca. 1700.
Colored, engraved map, 19.6 x 23.2" (50 x 59 cm); complete page measures 20 x 23.2" (51 x 59 cm).
Map shows California as an island, one of the most audacious depictions of the 18th century, the myth of Terra Esonis, a mythical land connection that united the American Northeast with Japan. The title is decorated with the representation of America and its natural richness, and an insertion of New Zealand.
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