"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.
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.