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

18th Century

1765. Isaac Tirion. Kaart van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen der Jesuiten en Anderen. Amsterdam, 1765
1765. Isaac Tirion. Kaart van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen der Jesuiten en Anderen. Amsterdam, 1765. Colored map 32 x 35 cm. Scale ca. 1:3,300,000. From Isaac Tirion, Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-atlas. Amsterdam, 1744-1769. [G4410 1765 T5]. 861X800 | 646X600

This attractive hand-colored map offers some new data, but, despite its title, does not cover the traditional New Mexico area. Tirion's information for the Pimeria region comes from Jesuit manuscript maps produced subsequent to Kino's day. The entire Gila River is now named correctly. What is known today as the Salt River is labeled "Riv. Azul". It is interesting to note that Tirion uses an old name for the Gulf of California- -"De Vermiljoen Zee."

Tirion (d.1769) was a book publisher out of Amsterdam and published at least three atlases.

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