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San Francisco Bay and California in 1776, 1/125  

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San Francisco Bay and California in 1776: Three Maps with Outline Sketches Reproduced in Facsimile from the Original Manuscript Drawn by Pedro Font, Chaplain and Cartographer to the Expedition Led by Juan Bautista de Ansa... With an Explanation by Irving Berdine Richman

Font, Pedro

Providence, Rhode Island

The John Carter Brown Library



[4], 7 pp. With three facsimile maps from the original manuscript drawn by Pedro Font, 1 of them folding; facsimile of letter from Font. 41x30 cm (16x11¾"), quarter cloth & boards. One of 125 copies printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press.

Font was chaplain and cartographer to the de Ansa overland journey from northern Mexico to the California coast during the winter of 1775-1776. The maps he drew are exceedingly important in the history of the cartography of the Southwest and California, being the first based on actual observations for much of the region. Cowan p. 216. 

Lot Amendments

Corners and spine ends lightly bumped; some slight, mostly marginal foxing within; very good.

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