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A Rare Map of America By the  Royal Belgian Geographer

Fine old color example of Eugene Henri Fricx's rare and finely engraved map of America, published by Guillaume De L'Isle in Paris.

De L'Isle's map of America was compiled from the best available source and includes significant modern cartographic detail for the period.

California is shown as a peninsula. The entry to Puget Sound supposedly discovered by Martin D'Aguilar (apocryphal) is shown.  

Quivera appears.  While the Port of S. Francsico is named, this is a reference to Drake's Bay, as San Francisco would not be discovered for another 40 years.

Rarity

All Fricx maps are rare. This is the first example we have seen.

 

Condition Description
Old Color.