Auction 108, Lot 124

"Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino e S.I.", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Colonial California and Mexico

Period: 1702 (dated)

Publication: Der Neue Welt-Bott

Color: Black & White

8.7 x 13.5 inches
22.1 x 34.3 cm

This is Father Kino's second map of Lower California disputing the notion that California was an island. Unlike Kino's smaller map of 1701 that was published numerous times, this map is much rarer - appearing only in this rare German Jesuit magazine in 1726. The map shows the entire Baja peninsula and locates the earliest California mission at Loreto and numerous mission in Mexico.

References: Burrus, pl. XII, pp. 47-50; Polk, pp.295-302.

Condition: A

Fine sharp impression. Small rust spot in map. 5" binding tear has been professionally and nearly invisibly repaired.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 9/29/2004