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

18th Century

1760. Emanuel Bowen. A New & Accurate Map of Mexico or New Spain Together with California, New Mexico
1760. Emanuel Bowen. A New & Accurate Map of Mexico or New Spain Together with California, New Mexico &c., Drawn from the Best Modern Maps & Charts & Regulated by Astron'l Observ'ns. London. Colored map 36 x 42 cm. Scale ca. 1:10,000,000. Historical note on Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's discovery that California was a peninsula rather than an island. [G4410 1760 B7]. 954X800 | 716X600

This map does not show much change from previous cartography. The western portion of the Gila River is named the "Rio Azul". The village that is now Tucson is still shown by its earlier name San Augustin. A tribute to Fr. Kino covers the area of the West for which there is still a lack of knowledge.

Emanuel Bowen (ca.1720-1767) was an engraver, printseller and publisher in London. He was appointed Engraver of Maps to George II of England and Louis XV of France, but died poor and nearly blind.

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