MANUSCRIPT MAP OF LA PAZ IN BAJA CALIFORNIA
[on verso] Plano del Puerto de la Paz... en les Californias
12 1/4” x 13 1/2”. Manuscript ink and watercolor wash on laid paper. Some old folds, a little staining, else very nice condition. Attributed to the Marquis de Pidal collection.
A very handsome early manuscript map of the Bahia de Paz in Baja California. First visited in 1535 by Hernan Cortes, the first settlement was made by Sebastian Vizcaino in 1596. The City of La Paz is the capital of Baja California Sur. The map shows all of the Bay of La Paz, with many missions and settlement, few of which appear on modern maps. Several islands in the bay seem to have disappeared. North of the Isla del Espiritu Santo, two spouting whales enter the Bay through a channel called the Pasa de Ballenas.
No reference available at this time.
Inventory No. 7740