"Possessioni della Spagna nell' America Settentrionale o Carta Generale del Messico", Rossi, Luigi
Subject: Southern United States & Mexico
Period: 1821 (circa)
Publication: Nuovo Atlante di Geografia Universale in 52 Carte
Color: Hand Color
9.8 x 7.8 inches
24.9 x 19.8 cm
This uncommon Italian map of the Southern United States, Mexico, and Central America is from Nuovo Atlante di Geografia Universale in 52 Carte. The cartography covers the area from the Southeast west to San Francisco and from F. S. Luigi (St. Louis) south to Panama. The names Texas and Cenis appear. Several towns and cities are identified, including Santa Fe, San Diego, San Antonio, Yuma, New Orleans, New Madrid, New Orleans, St. Augustine, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Havana, and the mythical city Quivira. Florida is divided into East and West. Engraved by F. Bordiga and published in Milan by Batelli & Fanfani.
See also lot 564 for Phillips and LeGear's A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress that lists this map.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #739-37.