As the text states, it’s a territory of the imagination, but it exists because it is on a map! Baja Arizona does have its own history and boundaries, and drawing the map defined the place as a new proper noun. I consulted with many experts in different fields to define this region.
The map was created for the startup regional magazine Baja Arizona Magazine: Food, Landscapes, and People of the Arizona Borderlands. The goal is to delineate the basic premise, anchoring the region within existing political borders, and showing its range of editorial focus.