Auction 146, Lot 275

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

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 12.8 inches
34.5 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: A

Original color on watermarked paper with a professionally repaired chip in bottom blank margin and adjacent tear that just enters the map border at bottom near the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/4/2013