"Le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Partie Septentrionale de l'Ancien, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Southern United States and Mexico
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre
Color: Black & White
12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm
This small and attractive map details the region from West Florida through California and northern Mexico. In Texas, there is a city named Texas and a notation concerning the death of the explorer La Salle. Excellent detail, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest. In present-day Arizona, the Gila River is named Rio de los Apostolos. The map is filled with place names and Indian villages, particularly in today's Arizona and New Mexico.
This example is on very thick hand laid paper. There are a couple tiny spots. The apparent darkening along centerfold is actually from the backstrap on verso, not toning. Beautiful, early impression.