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

18th Century

1746. Jean Baptiste d'Anville. Amérique Septentrionale Publiée sour les Auspices de Monsiegneur le Duc D'Orleans
1746. Jean Baptiste d'Anville. Amérique Septentrionale Publiée sour les Auspices de Monsiegneur le Duc D'Orleans. Paris, Chez l'Auteur, aux Galeries du Louvre. Colored map 45 x 88 cm. Scale ca. 1:9,000,000. In his Atlas Général. Paris, 1743-1780. 36 maps on double leaves. [part colored, part folded] 55 cm. Map number 16. [G1015 A6 1743]. 1359X800 | 1019X600

Kino's discoveries have now made full impact. Anville's map shows California as a peninsula and the Colorado and Gila Rivers are more accurately located. Note that the western part of the Gila River is named the "Rio Grande", the Santa Cruz River is called "Sta. Maria", and the San Pedro River is "Terenate".

Anville (1697-1782) was a leading French cartographer of the eighteenth century. In addition to several atlases, he published over 200 maps, including several of the world. His maps are notable both for their beauty and their scientific accuracy. His famous personal collection of maps was acquired by Louis XVI in 1779.

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