Early English Map of Baja California
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 an 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 one of the most detailed and fanciful maps of the Baja, combining the knowledge obtained by the Jesuits of the Mission system.
A cornerstone map for Baja collectors. Only the second time we've had the map between 1991 and 2010.
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.