Lot 148 of 522:
Scarce issue of Kino map of Southwest  

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Memoires pour l'Histoire des Sciences & des beaux Arts... - with review of Lettres Edifiantes & the Kino map



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4 monthly issues bound together. [2], 729-912, [8], 913-1094, [6], 1095-1279, [7], 1281-1466, [2] pp. Folding engraved map. (12mo) 14.5x7.5 cm (5¾x3"), period mottled calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers.

Review of the publication of "Lettres Edifiantes Et Curieuses, Ecrites Des Missions Estrangeres, par quelques Missionnaires de la Compagnie de Jesus. V. Recueil", containing Eusebio Kino's seminal map of the Gulf of California and adjacent land masses, “Passage par Terre a la Californie,” establishing that California was not an island. In addition to publishing the map itself, the review discusses. Father Francisco Piccolo's 'Informe del Estado de la Neuva Christiandad de California,' the first printed description of California to receive wide circulation. The review, and the map, appear as the first article in the May, 1705, issue (pp. 729-751) (the other issues are June, July and August), making this a very early appearance of the map, the same year as its first publication. The map measures 23.5x21 cm (9¼x8¼") - it has a 2" stub tear repaired with tape on verso, and a 1" crease tear.

Lot Amendments

Minor rubbing and wear to binding; light staining to some of the lower margins; very good.

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