Califórnia ou Nova Carolina: Place of Apostolic Works of Society of Jesus at the Septentrional America

Descrição

Nicholas de Fer (1646-1720) was a French cartographer and publisher of atlases. This hand-colored map by de Fer from 1720 is actually a pirated copy of a manuscript map of 1696 by Father Eusebio Kino (1645-1711). Kino was an Italian-born Jesuit priest who was trained as a cartographer. Best known for his work in establishing missions and in defending the rights of Indians, he also made important geographic discoveries. In the 1680s and 1690s he explored Pimería Alta in present-day southern Arizona and northern Mexico. His explorations of Baja California and the Colorado River eventually led him to conclude definitively that California was not an island – a discovery not yet reflected in de Fer’s later map.

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Informação da Publicação

Nicolas de Fer, Geographe de sa Majesté Catolique, Paris

Idioma

Título no Idioma Original

La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline : teatro de los trabajos, Apostolicos de la Compa. e Jesus en la America Septe. / par N. de Fer, Geographe de sa Majesté Catolique

Tipo de Item

Descrição Física

1 hand colored engraved map ; 45 x 66 centimeters

Observações

  • Scale approximately 1:6,500,000

Última Atualização: 3 de julho de 2013