Auction 129, Lot 356

"Carte de la Californie, Levee par la Societe des Jesuites", Venegas, Miguel (Padre)

Subject: Southwestern United States, California and Mexico

Period: 1757 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 12.3 inches
20.3 x 31.2 cm

This is a very uncommon map centered on the Gulf of California. It is drawn on the Fernando Consag model, which was updated from Kino's original maps of the region. It extends past the Colorado and shows Baja California, northwest Mexico and what will become the southern portion of Arizona. It presents, in great detail, the Gila River region, the missions and Indian towns of Pimeria Alta and Baja California.


Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened. There is some soil in margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 9/23/2009