Auction 99, Lot 132

"A Passage by Land to California, Discover'd by ye Rev. Father Eusebius Franicis Kino Jesuit between ye Years 1698 & 1701", Kino, Eusebio Francisco, SJ

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1731 (published)

Publication: Philosophical Transactions

Color: Black & White

7.6 x 7.6 inches
19.3 x 19.3 cm

This is an English version of Father Kino's important map. This was the first map to accurately depict the region, in particular the relative positions of the Colorado and Gila rivers and the correct localization of the rivers, valleys and mountains of part of Sonora and Arizona. Kino's publication, first published in 1705, was intended to disprove the California as an Island theory, but instead actually fueled the controversy and thus the map was reprinted many times. Engraved by Hulett. An essential map to any collection of California or the American Southwest.

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

Condition: A

Trimmed nearly to neatline on binding side, else fine. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $750 - $800

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/12/2002