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Puerto de Acapulco en el Reino de la Nueva España en el Mar del Sur ...
1628

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Puerto de la Vera Cruz Nueva con la Fuerça de San Juan de Ulua ...
1628

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Visita de las Missiones en Sonora, y Sus Contornos ...
1752


Early Maps
from the
Benson Latin American Collection
Depicting Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean

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The thirty three maps comprising this exhibit were chosen to illustrate the richness and variety of cartographic materials held by the Benson Latin American Collection. Culled from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection, these materials date from the 1600s to the mid-1800s and include representative maps of all of Latin America and the Caribbean in formats ranging from hand-drawn plant dyes on velum to paper and ink maps produced on printing presses. Benson Logo The exhibit illustrates how knowledge of the physical geography of the region grew concurrent with significant advances in cartographic technique and the diffusion of artistic concepts and styles between European and Latin American cultures.


Forma y Levantado de La Ciudad de Mexico por la correspondencia ...
1628

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Mapa de los Estados Unidos Mejicanos ...
1837

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Facsimile de un plano de la Ciudad de Guadalajara como se hallaba ...
1800

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Last updated: March 2, 2004.
Created by: Craig Schroer - Electronic Services Librarian
Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Please send comments to: schroer@mail.utexas.edu

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