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Californie et Du Noveau Mexique
Henry Raup Wagner Collection of Maps and Atlases
Fer, Nicolas de, 1646-1720
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Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
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Claremont Colleges Library
Maps and Mapping at The Claremont Colleges
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Engraved map, 34 x 22.2, by C. Inselin, in "L'Atlas Curiex." Paris, 1700, No. 105. In a cartouche is the following inscription: [trans] "This map of California and New Mexico is taken from one which was sent by a grandee of Spain to be communicated to the members of the Royal Academy of Sciences." This is the first map known to show the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino. California is still an island, entitled Californias ó Carolinas. Attached to the map is a sheet of notes on the various explorations to California, probably written at the end of 1694 by Kino. At the end it is stated that it - probably the original map - was made in 1695 for the Viceroy of New Spain for furtherance of the design of the conquest and conversion of the islands of the Californias or New Carolines. The missions and towns in the north are represented by numbers, and a table is printed at the top with the corresponding names. This map registers some curious errors. California is of the Blaeu type with Monterey, Pt. Conception, the Rio del Carmelo, misplaced. The P. de S. Lucia is applied to a bay off the Santa Barbara channel. The P. de S. Franco is shown also out of place as usual. Dr. H.E. Bolton informs me that the original manuscript of this map is in Rome and was drawn by Father Kino, and is dated 1696.
North America - Maps
North America - Maps - Early works to 1800
North America
Cartography - California - History - Sources
Kino, Eusebio Francisco, 1644-1711
Missions, Spanish
North America
Original map, 16 x 11.25 inches: Henry Raup Wagner Collection of Maps and Atlases, folder w462a
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