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Aaron Arrowsmith:  Carta Esferica de las Costas y Golfo De Californias Llamado Mar De Cortes Que Comprende desde el Cabo Corrientes hasta el Puerto de San Diego Construida …. 1825

Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)


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Title: Carta Esferica de las Costas y Golfo De Californias Llamado Mar De Cortes Que Comprende desde el Cabo Corrientes hasta el Puerto de San Diego Construida …. 1825

Map Maker: Aaron Arrowsmith

Place / Date: London/Mexico City / 1825

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 34 x 22 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,600.00

Inventory ID: 37849


Description:

Rare large scale map Baja California, prepared for the Mexican Government shortly after its Independence from Spain.

The map is dedicated to Guadalupe Victoria, the first president of the Mexican Republic. In addition to all of Baja California, the map depicts the area northward up to San Diego (with its name in the title) and a good portion of Mexico's northwest coast line, along with plans of Guyamas, La Paz and Pichilingue harbors.  The map is based upon rare survey charts by the Spanish Direccion Hidrografia in Madrid.  

It is believed that this map was prepared as part of a group of Charts presented by the King of Spain to the President of Mexico, upon the occasion of Mexico's independence. Warren Howell was advised by a Mexican book seller in the 1950s that the maps were actually printed by Aaron Arrowsmith in London. The set was compiled in a rare bound format and also issued separately. This example was gleaned from the estate of Warren Howell, and has. 3 to 4 inch margins on all sides.


Condition Description: One tear, entering from the top of the map and into the La Paz inset, repaired on the verso, although still somewhat visible.


Related Categories:
Maps of Baja California
Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)
Maps of Mexico