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Scarce English edition of Venegas' map of Baja California and contiguous Mexico and parts of Southern Arizona along the Gila River. This map was intended as a update of Fra. Eusebio Kino's map, produced by Consag and other Jesuit sources during the first half of the 18th Century. The map is once of the most detailed an in many respects fanciful maps of the Baja, combining the knowledge obtained by the Jesuits of the Mission system in the Baja and continguous regions with a fanciful eastern coast of Baja California. A cornerstone map for Baja collectors. Narrow right margin has been extended with matching paper. A fine example of this scare and desireable map.

John Gibson Biography

John Gibson flourished in London from 1748 to 1773. He was most likely born ca. 1724. As a young man he was apprenticed to John Blunbell of the Stationers Company, and then to John Pine. He was made free of the Company in 1748. Gibson proved a talented geographer and engraver who produced numerous maps, especially for books and magazines. He worked in collaboration with other map sellers such as Emanuel Bowen and John Roque. His best-known work was the pocket atlas, The Atlas Minimus (1758). Although little is known about his life beyond his publications, he was imprisoned for debt in King’s Bench from May to June of 1765.