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1795 map of Nueva California depicting mostly the coastal regions of Nueva California and the routes taken by P. Gracés and Juan Bautista de Auza in 1775.
A map of Nueva Califorina dedicated to the “Prince of Peace” (Principe de la Paz), a title given to Manuel Godoy y Álvarez de Faria in 1795 who began his career in 1788 as guard of the Corps and by 1792 was no less than Duke of Alcudia, Great of Spain and Secretary of State. From this dedication, the 1795 date has been attributed to the map. This map reflects the coastal area of Nueve California but provides little detail of its interior. The exploration routes taken by P. Gracés and Juan Bautista de Auza in 1775 are depicted. The note at the top of the map indicates that the map is largely based on the observations of the missionaries and other travelers.
Archivo General Militar de Madrid, Spain
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"1795 c. – Mapa de la Nueva California al exmo Señor Principe De La Paz" (2017). Pre-1824 Maps. 47.