"Le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Partie Septentrionale de l'Ancien, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Southern United States & Mexico
Period: 1780 (circa)
Color: Black & White
12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm
This small and attractive map details the region from West Florida through California and northern Mexico. In Texas, there is a city named Texas and a notation concerning the death of the explorer La Salle. There is excellent detail, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest. In present-day Arizona, the Gila River is named Rio de los Apostolos. The map is filled with place names and Indian villages, particularly in today's Arizona and New Mexico. The Baja peninsula is wildly misshapen.
A clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with a hint of offsetting along the centerfold.