"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: Hand Color
12.6 x 8.4 inches
32 x 21.3 cm
This small and attractive map details the region from West Florida through northern Mexico and California. 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 nice impression with minor offsetting and some light toning that is mostly concentrated along the sheet's edges and a bit in the image at bottom left. A minor damp stain just enters into the map border at right.