A rare Milanese map of the Texas, Mexico, Upper California, Louisiana Territory and Florida engraved by Fratelli Bordiga (the Bordiga Brothers), most likely for Barbiellini's Atlanta delle geografica antica e moderna, published in 1807. We have surmised the source based upon entries in Tooley. The cartography is certainly pre-1810, naming East and West Florida, showing a pre-Louisiana Purchase Louisiana and very early placenames in the Southwest, most notably Pimeria, Bagiopas, and Quivira, names which would disappear from the map within a few years. Another noteworthy feature is the listing of the Missions in Upper California, which do not generally appear in atlas maps of the period. Nice detail in Texas, including the appearance of the actual name Texas, another unusual early feature. A number of forts and Indian Tribes located. An interesting early map of the region, not listed in Wheat.
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1807 Fratelli Bordiga