"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
12.4 x 8.1 inches
31.5 x 20.6 cm
This 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 sharp impression with faint offsetting and an archival repair to a centerfold split in the bottom blank margin. There is hinge tape on verso.