Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900 / Edition 1

Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900 / Edition 1

by James C. Martin, Robert S. Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826307418

ISBN-13: 9780826307415

Pub. Date: 07/01/1984

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

The almost simultaneous European discovery of the New World and the rise of the art of printing has made maps among the most faithful records of the exploration and settlement of the Americas. Printed maps proved indispensible to the empire-building of the great European powers, and today these same maps offer an incomparable panorama of what was known about Texas and…  See more details below

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The almost simultaneous European discovery of the New World and the rise of the art of printing has made maps among the most faithful records of the exploration and settlement of the Americas. Printed maps proved indispensible to the empire-building of the great European powers, and today these same maps offer an incomparable panorama of what was known about Texas and the Southwest between 1513 and 1900. The publication of this long out-of-print classic, with a new introduction by the authors, makes this significant study with its colorful and striking maps available once again. The fifty maps collected for this volume represent many of the most historically significant maps of Texas and the Southwest from 1513 to 1900. The introductory text and the detailed descriptions of each map provide the reader with a keen appreciation of the progress of exploration, the science of cartography, and the art of printing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826307415
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
07/01/1984
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
184

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface to the Reprint Edition
Preface
Lenders to the Exhibition2
Introduction3
The Science of Map Making5
Map Printing9
The Map Trade13
Spanish Conquests in "The Land of Amerigo"17
A Period of Neglect19
The French Intrusion21
Spanish Colonization23
The American Challenge27
Anglo Colonization31
Revolution and Republic35
A New American State37
End of the Frontier41
Filling in the Blanks43
Color Plates45
Plates63
Sources Cited165
Suggestions for Further Reading167
Index169

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