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

18th Century

1720. [Eusebio Francisco Kino]. Compiled by Nicolas de Fer. La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline.
1720. [Eusebio Francisco Kino]. Compiled by Nicolas de Fer. La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline. Teatro de los Trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa.e Jesus en la America Septe. Paris, Dans l'Isle du Palais a la Sphere Royal, 1720. Colored map 45 x 66 cm. Scale ca. 1:5,000,000. [G4301 S1 1720 F3].
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This is another pirated copy of Fr. Kino's 1695-96 manuscript map. It is a far more artistic production and much larger in scale than Fer's 1705 version. It is also far closer to Kino's original by copying its title, reproducing Kino's summaries of the expeditions to California (translated into French), and restoring the village names to the map proper. Fer still made errors in copying Kino's work. San Xavier is shown much farther west than on Kino's original. On this map Fer acknowledges using one sent by the Viceroy of New Spain to the Royal Academy, but does not give credit to Kino. California is still shown as an island and Kino's 1701 discovery has yet to influence European cartographers.

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