Rare early state of this fascinating broadside Geographical Tree, first published circa 1762.
The map depicts a geographical tree containing Jesuit institutions throughout the earth and in a catalog sent to Rome in 1762.
The government of the Jesuits is divided into 5 "Assistancea", which include 39 provinces, 24 Professional Houses, 669 colleges, 61 novitiates, 176 seminars, 335 residences, 223 missions, 22,787 Jesuits, 11,010 of whom are priests.
A more detailed study of this fascinating work is in order. We note at least 4 states, of which this seems to be the earliest.