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Auction 101, Lot 201

"Passage Par Terre A la Californie Decouvert par le Rev. Pere Eusebe-Francois Kino Jesuite…", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Southwestern United States and Mexico

Period: 1780 (published)

Publication: Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses

Color: Hand Color

8.3 x 9.2 inches
21.1 x 23.4 cm

Father Kino's important map was the first map to accurately depict the region, in particular the relative positions of the Colorado and Gila rivers and the correct localization of the rivers, valleys and mountains of part of Sonora and Arizona. Kino's map, first published in 1705, was intended to disprove the California as an Island theory, but instead actually fueled the controversy and thus the map was reprinted many times. This version, engraved by Inselin, was issued in a later edition of the Jesuit report. An essential map to any collection of California or the American Southwest.

References: cf Wheat [TMW] #89; Wagner #483; Schwartz & Ehrenberg plt #75.

Condition: A

Folds as issued.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/4/2002