Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 345

"Carte de la Californie d'Apres les Observations le Plus Exactes, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Prevost, Anton Francois

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

7.9 x 12.4 inches
20.1 x 31.5 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

An excellent impression with attractive color. Issued folding, with a binding trim at bottom right that has been replaced with old paper to accommodate framing. A tiny binding tear that just passes the neatline has also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 5/20/2015