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Auction 99, Lot 133

"Carte de la Californie d'Apres les observations le plus exactes", Venegas, Miguel (Padre)

Subject: Southwest United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's L'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

7.8 x 12.2 inches
19.8 x 31 cm

French version of this significant map showing most of Baja California, northwest Mexico and what will become the southern portion of Arizona. The map originated in 1757 and expands on the exploration of the region by Father Kino. It presents, in great detail, the Gila River region, the missions and Indian towns of Pimeria Alta and Baja California. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.

References: Lowery #591; cf Wheat [TMW] #138.

Condition: A

Trimmed close at binding side, else clean and bright.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/12/2002