Tirion, Isaac (c1705-c1769):
copper engraved map with original hand colouring; overall size 389 x 50 cm; plate size 33,5 x 36 cm. fold as issued; edges slightly frayed; 7 small marginal holes not affecting image and 1 small hole within image; split in lower c’fold not affecting image; some light spots; o/w vg cond.
This is one of the earliest large format maps showing Southern California and Baja California, with parts of Arizona and Sonora, as well as one of the last maps to concentrate on this area and showing the Jesuit regions before the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1768.
The map extends from Pt. Conception to Cabo San Lucas, covering the Gulf of California, down to Ahome, Sinaola. Notable is the mentioning of various water holes or ‘water plaats’ along the Eastern coastline of the Baja as well as towns, native villages, missions, fortifications and mountain ranges.