"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
12.7 x 8.5 inches
32.3 x 21.6 cm
This attractive map details the region from West Florida to 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 R. 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 dark impression, issued folding on a deckle-edged sheet with minor offsetting, a small ink mark near the center of the image, and marginal soiling.