Auction 135, Lot 335

"Carte de la Californie d'Apres les observations le plus exactes", Prevost, Anton Francois

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 12.3 inches
19.8 x 31.2 cm

This is a French version of Venegas' significant map showing most of the Baja peninsula, northwest Mexico and what will become the southern portion of Arizona. Originated in 1757, it expands on the exploration of the region by Father Kino. It presents, in great detail, the Gila River region, the missions and Indian towns of the Pimeria Alta and Baja California. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.

References: Lowery #591; cf Wheat [TMW] #138.

Condition: A

Issued folded, now flattened with a tiny, repaired separation in the blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 2/16/2011