"Le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Partie Septentrionale de l'Ancien, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre
Color: Black & White
12.6 x 8.4 inches
32 x 21.3 cm
This great map of the Southwest covers the region from western Florida through California and northern Mexico. In Texas, there is a city named Texas directly north from S. Antonio Bejar. The death of the French explorer, La Salle, is noted. There is excellent detail, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest. In present day Arizona, the Gila River is named R. de Hila. The Baja Peninsula is wildly misshapen, the Yucatan less so. The map is filled with place names and Indian villages, particularly in Arizona and New Mexico. There are four distance scales at the upper left. A nice example of this map.
Nice example with wide margins and crisp impression on thick hand laid paper.