Auction 135, Lot 334

"Kaart van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California…", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1765 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13.7 x 12.8 inches
34.8 x 32.5 cm

This bold map of Baja California and the American Southwest reflects the explorations of the Jesuits including Father Kino. Place names in today's southern Arizona include Casa Grande, the Gila River and San Xavier de Bac. Along the Pacific are the cities of San Diego, Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. Numerous, oversized islands are shown along both coasts of the Baja Peninsula. Missions are pictorially identified throughout the map and there are two fortifications in Baja at San Jose del Cabo and Loretto.

References: Lowery #498; Wagner #608; Wheat [TMW] #148.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with slightly uneven toning and a repaired fold in the blank margin.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/16/2011