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Thomas Kitchin:  Messico o Nuova Spagna dove si Possone rintracciare i movimenti di Cortes . . .

Maps of Southwest America (Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas)


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Title: Messico o Nuova Spagna dove si Possone rintracciare i movimenti di Cortes . . .

Map Maker: Thomas Kitchin

Place / Date: London / 1777

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 14 x 11 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $475.00

Inventory ID: 43102


Description:

Rare Italian edition of one of the most popular maps depicting the Southwest during the late 18th Century.

The map was engraved by Kitchin to illustrate Dr. Robertson's History of America, one of the most popular works on America during the period, which was reproduced in a number of editions and languages over a 35 year period.

The map reflects the contemporary commercial cartography of 1777, the date of first publication of the map, immediately before the Jesuit expansion into Upper California began to yield cartographic details. The map shows nice detail in Southern Arizona and New Mexico, and reflects contemporary thoughts on Baja California. While Texas is a bit sparce in its interior, the map is consistent with the best commercial material published in Europe.

The present example bears the imprint of Guglielmo (William) Strahan and T. Cadell, nello Strand (in London).


Related Categories:
Maps of Baja California
Maps of Mexico
Maps of Southwest America (Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas)
Maps of Texas