"Mexico Oder Neu Spanien zu Robertsons Geschichte von America", Kitchin, Thomas
Subject: Western United States & Mexico
Period: 1777 (circa)
Publication: Robertsons Geschichte von America
Color: Hand Color
14.9 x 11 inches
37.8 x 27.9 cm
This is a very attractive German edition of Kitchin's map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled Neu Albion with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named as Grosses Unbekantes Land (Great Space of Land Unknown). The small Texas settlement of Cenis is near the Neues Konigreich Leon. An inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. This map was published in the German edition of Robertson's History of America.
Issued folding, now pressed, with archival repairs to several short fold separations in blank margins and a minute hole at one fold intersection.