Scherer, Heinrich. Delineatio Nova et Vera Partis Australis Novi Mexici, cum Australi Parte Insulae Californiae Saeculo Priori ab Hispnis Detectae. Münich, ca. 1700.
Engraved map, 9.5 x 14" (24.3 x 36 cm); complete page measures, 10.7 x 16" (27.3 x 40.7 cm).
Interesting and important map of a part of South California, based on the correspondence of Scherer with Francisco Eusebio Kino, a Jesuit missionary who helped correct the idea that California was an island.
This map is largely considered to be the first detailed map of the interior of California, showing missions, settlements, mountains, rivers, etc.
The upper left corner shows a decorative cartouche with two natives holding a crucifix. It also shows sea monsters and sailboats on the Gulf of Mexico.
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