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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(MANUSCRIPT MAP.) Plano del Puerto de la Paz de su Bahia e Islas ... Vecinas en las Californias. Manuscript map in ink and watercolor wash on laid paper bearing "VI" countermark; title from verso. 12 1/4x13 1/4 inches sheet size; old folds, light staining, one small area reinforced on verso. Np, late-eighteenth century
Early Spanish manuscript map of the Bay of La Paz on the southern Baja California peninsula. Mountain ranges and grasslands hint at the topography which is scattered with missions and small settlements. While the cartography is not terrifically accurate, the handsome composition is nicely finished with a compass rose and a pair of whales appearing in the waters north of Isla Espiritu Santo.