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Auction 113, Lot 290

"A Passage by Land to California Discovered by the Rev. Father Eusebius Francis Kino Jesuite between ye years 1698 and 1701", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Southwestern United States and Mexico

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 9 inches
20.3 x 22.9 cm
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This is an English version of Father Kino's important map disproving the theory of California being an island. This 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 publication, 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. An essential map to any collection of California or the American Southwest. Plate XVI, Part IV, P. 211 in upper left border.

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

Condition: A

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $950

Closed on 12/7/2005