First state of the rare map of North America by G. G. de Rossi after G. Sanson. California is shown as an island. Based on the map of Sanson from 1669. It includes a few additions to Sanson's map such as Iceland, the British Isles and the recurrence of C Blanco on the California coast line. The island of California is depicted in the Foxe form of 1635. This is the first state of the map, dated 1677 in the cartouche. In a later state the western part of the Great Lakes is closed. From de Rossi's Atlas Mercurio Geographico. Engraved by Giorgio Widman.
|Cartographer||Giovanni Giacomo Rossi|
|Title||L'America Settentrionale. Nuovamente Corretta et Accresciuta Secondo le Relationi Piu Moderne da Guglielmo Sansone...|
|Publisher, Year||G. G. de Rossi, Rome, 1677|
|Plate Size||39.2 x 54.3 cm (15.4 x 21.4 inches)|
|Sheet Size||48.0 x 59.4 cm (18.9 x 23.4 inches)|
|Reference||Burden, P.D.: The Mapping of North America No. 491, state 1; McLaughlin, G. & Mayo, N.H.: The Mapping of California as an Island: An Illustrated Checklist, No. 65|
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