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Attractive example of Visscher's famous map of California as an Island. The map includes California as an Island, one Great Lake, conjectural Northwest Passage, Straits on Anian, and rich illustration in the interior of North And South America, along with nearly a dozen ships at se and two rich cartouches. California appears in the Briggs model, unlike later copies of the map by DeWit and others, who used the Sanson Model. This map is the first of its genre, with speculation that it may have been produced as early as 1658, as copies have appeared in contemporaneous Jansson atlases. Mildly toned, with one long repaired tear in the lower right corner, but still quite decorative. Discounted by $1000.00 from our usual price on this map. McLaughlin 47.