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Ferdinando Consag:  Seno de California, y su costa oriental nuevamente descubierta, y registrada desde el Cabo de las Virgenas, hasta su termino, que es el Rio Colorado ano 1747 . . .

Maps of California (California, Nevada, Arizona)


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Title: Seno de California, y su costa oriental nuevamente descubierta, y registrada desde el Cabo de las Virgenas, hasta su termino, que es el Rio Colorado ano 1747 . . .

Map Maker: Ferdinando Consag

Place / Date: Madrid / 1747

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 12 x 11.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $2,200.00

Inventory ID: 42595


Description:

Consag's map is one of the cornerstone maps of California history.

The map was engraved by Joseph Gonzales, to illustrate Consag's report on his expedition to the mouth of the Colorado River in 1746, and represents the final chapter in dispelling the myth of California as an island. While Kino had offered strong evidence that California was not an island, he did not cross the Colorado River, and therefore his theories were rejected by some explorers and authorities, until Consag's crossing of the Colorado and exploration of the upper part of the Sea of Cortez. The map was issued in the Madrid edition of Venegas' Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente in 1757.

While the book occassionally appears on the market, there are no recorded examples of the Consag map appearing in either a dealer catalogue or at auction in the past 25 years.


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