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Auction 164, Lot 351

"Kaart van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen der Jesuiten en Anderen", Tirion, Isaac

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1765 (dated)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.9 x 12.9 inches
35.3 x 32.8 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+

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet. Issued folding, now flattened, with a binding trim at right that has been replaced with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/13/2017

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