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1768 chart by Miguel Constanzó and Joseph de Urrutia depicting the Bay of La Paz and Port of Cortes, Baja Peninsula, Mexico
In 1768 under the order of José de Gálvez, the Inspector General who had been sent to New Spain by King Carlos III, Miguel Constanzó and Joseph de Urrutia mapped the Bay of La Paz and Port of Cortes. Although the La Paz mission was closed in 1748, the port continued to be used on as an anchorage by local miners and salt merchants to load and unload goods. It was also a region abundant with pearls. The chart provides an alphabetical “Explanacion” of the landmarks in this region. The chart also reflects measurements in terms of depth, as well as latitude and longitude.
Archivo Cartografico y de Estudios Geograficos, Madrid, Spain
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"1768 c. - Puerto de La Paz - sobre la Costa Oriental de California debaro de la Latitud de 24 grs 20 ms" (2017). Pre-1824 Maps. 46.