Maps of the Pimeria: Early Cartography of the Southwest, by Jack Mount

18th Century

1701. Herman Moll. A Map of Mexico or New Spain, Florida Now Called Louisiana, and Part of California
1701. Herman Moll. A Map of Mexico or New Spain, Florida Now Called Louisiana, and Part of California &c. London, ca. 1701-1703?. Map 18 x 26 cm. Scale ca. 1:21,200,000. Published in various atlases and books from early to middle 1700's. [G4410 1701 M7]. 1133X800 | 851X600

This curious little map appears to be a continuation of Coronelli's cartography with the possible influence of Guillaume Delisle's 1703 map Carte du Mexique et de la Floride. Moll shows Casa Grande located approximately correctly. Did Moll have early knowledge of Kino's discoveries?

Herman Moll (d. 1732) was a Dutch cartographer who lived in London ca. 1680. He published numerous maps and atlases; some of his North American maps were used to support British claims in boundary disputes with France after the Spanish Succession, 1702-13.

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