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

19th Century

1822. James Finlayson. Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Mexico
1822. James Finlayson. Geographical, Statistical and Historical Map of Mexico. Below the title appears the following: "Mexico and internal provinces. Prepared from Humboldts map & other documents by J. Finlayson. Engraved by Young & Delleker". Philadelphia. Colored map 42 x 39 cm. on sheet 45 x 56 cm. Scale ca. 1: 7,000,000. From Carey & Lea's Complete Historical, Chronological and Geographical American Atlas, Philadelphia, H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1822. Map number 38. [G4410 1822 F5].
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Finlayson still shows some of the fictitious geographic features in the Great Basin. The Santa Cruz River of southern Arizona is still not shown and Tucson is still spelled "Tubson". American cartographers of this time apparently still did not have access to the discoveries of southwestern explorers.

Finlayson was a cartographer for the publishers Henry C. Carey and Isaac Lea of Philadelphia.

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