Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 331

"Passage par Terre a la Californie. Decouvert par le R.P. Eusebe-Francois Kino Jesuite...", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.9 x 8.9 inches
20.1 x 22.6 cm

Father Kino's important map was the first map to accurately depict the region, in particular the relative positions of the Colorado and Gila rivers and the correct localization of the rivers, valleys and mountains of part of Sonora and Arizona. Kino's map, first published in 1705, was intended to disprove the California as an Island theory, but instead actually fueled the controversy and thus the map was reprinted many times. This is a later edition, with a few minor changes in the map. An essential map to any collection of California or the American Southwest.

References: cf. Wheat (TMW) #89; cf. Wagner #483.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened, with light offsetting and foxing. Binding holes and a short tear in the right blank margin have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $425

Closed on 2/17/2016