Map of the Border of the King's Dominion in the Northern America


This pen-and-ink and watercolor map of the internal provinces of New Spain (present-day Mexico and the U.S. Southwest) is a composite prepared from a map of 1771 produced by José de Urrútia and Nicolas de la Fora on the basis of their 1766-68 expedition to survey the presidios and defenses of northern New Spain. A note on the map indicates that it is a copy made in Mexico on August 7, 1816. The map includes pictorial representation of mountain ranges, streams, administrative boundaries, presidios, European and Native American settlements, mines, missions, and the coastline and coastal features. Geographic features clearly shown on the map include the Colorado River, the Gulf of California, the Gulf of Mexico, and the lands inhabited by the Apache Indians.

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Title in Original Language

Mapa de Toda la Frontera de los Dominios del Rey en la America Septentrional

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Physical Description

1 pen-and-ink and watercolor map, 67 x 127 centimeters


  • Scale approximately 1:3,375,000

Last updated: September 18, 2015