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Five studies of various regions, including 2 California maps and two Northwest Passage maps, based upon Wytfliet and other 16th and early 17th Century Cartographers. The 4 maps are superimposed over DeVaugondy's work on the NE Asia, including Japan, Korea and Tartary, along with the Straits of Anian. Diderot's maps were intended to further an understanding of the Western Coast of America, and NE Asia, during a time period immediately prior to Cook's first voyage where numerous theories abounded on these regions, especially the NW Coast of America.