California as Island North America c.1744 Seale wonderful large antique map

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A Map of North America with the Europena Settlements & Whatever else is Remarkable in ye West Indies

Issued c.1744-50, London

Engraved by Seale

Fine antique engraved map printed in the mid 18th century.

Most notable for the prominent depiction of California as an island. To the north is "Parts Unknown", great interior details, including a huge lake within these unknown parts which was the reputed home of "Many Indian tribes on these islands".

In Good+ condition, light minor age wear, small minor age spitting, top blank margin shaved down to inside the graticule border area (but still the entire map area remains complete without loss), overall remaining clean and attractive.

Despite the trimmed top margin, still a pleasing example of this delightful large scale original antique map.

Sheet measures c. 15 1/4" H x 20 1/8" W

Engraved area measures c. 14 1/2" H x 18 1/4" W.

Original fold lines as issued.

Wheat, Mapping Trans-Mississippi West, 124 (p.212)

McLaughlin, Mapping of California as an Island, 228

Tooley, Mapping of America, p. 134, 97 (noting the mountain chain down the center)

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, p. 139

Leventhal Map Collection, G3300 1740 .S4



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