1566 French Map with a place called “Chicana”

Map link: 1566 French Map with a place called “Chicana”

Map name: “Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566; Bolognino Zaltieri.

The place name is located right beneath the huge river drawn separating  Baja California and mainland Mexico, in what is modern day el Estado de Sonora (see detail below).

“Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566; Bolognino Zaltieri.

“Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566; Bolognino Zaltieri.

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Detail: “Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566; Bolognino Zaltieri.

Detail: “Desegno del Discoperto Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566; Bolognino Zaltieri.

The terms “Chicana” and “Chicano” have been around much longer than even Chicano activist/scholars are aware of, with few exceptions.

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  1. […] years ago (2012), I posted my finding of a 16th-century map that contained the term “Chicana” (link), but as it turns out, there are others. This is important for many reasons, one of them being the […]

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  2. […] Della Nova Franza,” Venice, 1566, by Bolognino Zaltieri, that contains the term “Chicana” (link), but as it turns out, there are other 16th century maps that also contain this term. This is […]

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