Pages, Pierre Marie François, 1748-1793, Bernard, Robert, and Aubers, J.B.L.
Uncolored map, showing part of Louisiana, Texas, the Gulf Coast and Mexico. Showing exploration routes, settlements, villages, missions, and rivers. Relief shown pictorially. Includes legend. Pages accompanied the Spanish Governor of Texas on a Journey from New Orleans to Natchitoches and on to San Antonio by way of the Red River in 1767. The book includes a 15 page account of Texas. Humboldt notes Pages' visit to Saltillo in 1767 in his seminal work on New Spain. The map tracks Pages journey from New Orleans to Acapulco, first up the Red River, then overland, identifying a number of Missions and other settlements and Indian Villages in Texas and Louisiana. 9 uncolored maps, folded and bound in hard cover with manuscript title to accompany Pages's extensive narrative of travel and exploration. Library does not have the book (but see links to scanned book in Reference field below). Pages (1748-1793) was born in Toulouse and had an noteworthy career in the French navy, including several years spent traveling in Texas and Mexico (his account is considered one of the more important early works on Texas particularly, and indeed the English translation of 1791 is thought to be the oldest description of the Lone Star State in an English-language book). Volume 1 of the text: https://archive.org/stream/voyagesautourdum00pag Volume 2 of the text: https://archive.org/stream/voyagesautourdum01pag