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Title Map of Catholic missions in California and Sonora traced from a late-eighteenth-century Spanish manuscript
Document Type Map
Description Untitled and anonymous tracing made by Irving B. Richman (1908?) from a late-eighteenth-century manuscript, possibly in the Archivo General de la Nación (Mexico). Identifies numerous missions, including closed and burned sites, in the region roughly bounded by San Francisco, the lower Colorado and Gila Rivers, Baja California, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Also identifies Apache, Yuma, Pima, and Seri Indian regions, and rumbos or routes associated with the Dominicans, missionaries from the San Fernando mission, and Juan Bautista de Anza's 1774 route toward Monterrey.
Names Anza, Juan Bautista de; Richman, Irving B.
Places San Francisco, Gila River, California, United States; Baja California, Sonora, Guadalajara, Mexico
Keywords New Spain, Christianity, religion, missionary
Theme American Indians and the European Powers; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area California, Southwest
Language Spanish
Physical Description

1 manuscript map: cloth; 398 x 278 mm.


Additional Information

Incorrectly dated c.1772 in c.A. Smith's 'List of ms. maps Ayer Coll.' no. 227; subsequently dated between 1798-1804 on verso by an unknown source.

Latitude on graticule numbered 22-42º north of the equator.

Scale c.1:7,000,000.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT drawer Ayer MS map 227
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue