Auction 121, Lot 316

"A Passage by Land to California Discovered by the Rev. Father Eusebius Francis Kino Jesuite between ye years 1698 and 1701; Containing likewise the New Missions of the Jesuits", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 9 inches
20.3 x 22.9 cm

This is an English version of Father Kino's important map disproving the insularity of California. Kino's map was the first 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. Vol. I. Pag. 395 in upper right corner. Engraved by Emmanuel Bowen.

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

Condition: A

Nice impression. Issued folding, now flattened. The right binding side margin has been extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/26/2007