Auction 160, Lot 356

"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: Hand Color

7.9 x 9 inches
20.1 x 22.9 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: A

A clean and bright example, issued folding, now flattened with a binding trim at bottom right that has been replaced with old paper.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 11/16/2016