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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