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Description

Finely printed map of the State of Colima on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, published by Juan Ignacio Matute y Cañedo.

The map shows the road system in Colima, administrative divisions, cities and towns, ranchos, etc.   Excellent topographical detail.

The map and accompanying broadside are dated August 15, 1862 and signed by Juan I. Matute, Director del camino de Guadalajara al Manzanillo.

The 40 x 28 inch broadside is entitled Cuadro geografico estadístico, Num 2. Cuadro Geografico Estadístico del Estado de Colima. it provides a remarkably detailed table covering all aspects of Colima at the time.  

The state of Colima is on the central part of Mexico’s Pacific coast, bordered by the states of Jalisco and Michoacán along with the Pacific Ocean. Colima became an independent territory under Mexico’s first constitution in 1824, but was later integrated with Michoacán in 1837. In 1846, Colima became a separate territory again, and in 1856, was made a state.

Colima served as a provisional seat for the Juárez Liberal government in 1858. In 1861 the Revillagigedo Islands were added to Colima’s Territory, and in 1865 Colima became a department. Finally in 1867 Republican troops under Ramón Corona retook the city.  

Rarity

OCLC locates 3 copies (Bancroft Library, Texas A & M, University of Texas at San Antonio).

Condition Description
Map and two broadsides, folding into original covers.