"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
13.8 x 12.8 inches
35.1 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.
A nice impression with contemporary color on paper with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark, light soiling, and a pair of tiny worm holes along the centerfold just above the bottom border.