The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest / Edition 1979

The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest / Edition 1979

by Dennis Reinhartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806130474

ISBN-13: 9780806130477

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated volume edited by Dennis Reinhartz and Gerald D. Saxon, five leading scholars in history, geography, and cartography discuss the role Spanish explorers and mapmakers played in bringing knowledge of the New World to Europe. The entradas, of Pánfilo de Narváez and Alvar Núnez Cabeza de Vaca (1527-37), Fray

Overview

In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated volume edited by Dennis Reinhartz and Gerald D. Saxon, five leading scholars in history, geography, and cartography discuss the role Spanish explorers and mapmakers played in bringing knowledge of the New World to Europe. The entradas, of Pánfilo de Narváez and Alvar Núnez Cabeza de Vaca (1527-37), Fray Marcos de Niza and Francisco Vásquez de Coronado (1539-42), and Hernando de Soto and Luis de Moscoso (1539-43), into the Greater Southwest of North America were crucial in the dissemination of information and images of the newly discovered lands.

The contributors investigate linkages between the early explorers’ experiences, their influence on indigenous peoples, and perceptions of the region as reflected in printed maps of the period. This body of images, which incorporated Indian information, made a powerful impression on the still largely preliterate people of Europe, reshaping their world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806130477
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
ANNOTATED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.90(d)

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