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Auction 184, Lot 365

"Passage by Land to California Discover'd by Father Eusebius Francis Kino a Jesuit; Between the Years 1698, & 1701: Containing Likewise the New Missions of the Jesuits", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication: Travels of the Jesuits, Into Various Parts of the World...

Color: Black & White

8.1 x 9.2 inches
20.6 x 23.4 cm
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This is a later English edition of Father Kino's important map that disproved the theory that California is an island. This was the first map to accurately depict the region, in particular the relative positions of the Colorado and Gila rivers and the correct location of the rivers, valleys and mountains of part of Sonora and Arizona. Kino's publication, first issued in 1705, was intended to disprove the island theory, but instead actually fueled the controversy and thus the map was reprinted many times. Vol 1. pag. 395. is in the upper right border. Engraved by Emmanuel Bowen and published in John Lockman's Travels of the Jesuits, Into Various Parts of the World. An uncommon map that is essential to any collection of California or the American Southwest.

References: cf. Wheat (TMW) #89; cf. Wagner #483; cf. Schwartz & Ehrenberg plt. #75.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with one faint spot in the Gulf of California. Issued folding.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/15/2021