Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico


Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico

Item Information

Title:
Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico
Description:
America Transformed: Published a year after the annexation of Texas, at the outbreak of the Mexican-American War, this map depicts the northern region of Mexico (today part of the United States). It reveals a cultural landscape with both Spanish and Native settlements. Besides the Spanish settlements in southeastern Texas, there were three other clusters in this northern region – the upper Rio Grande (New Mexico), southern Arizona, and the California coast. While some Spanish settlements had been established more than a century earlier, Spanish culture was imposed on numerous Native groups already living in the area including the Pueblo, Numunu (Comanche), N’Dee (Apache), Hopitushínumu (Hopi), and Diné (Navajo).
America Transformed: Viewpoint: This map offers a great example of the fluidity of geography, as we can see how its meaning had shifted and would shift again. Lost in the designs of nation-states are the numerous indigenous geographies (still visible in maps like this) that remain in place and persist to this day. –Natchee Blu Barnd, Oregon State University
Creator:
Disturnell, John, 1801-1877
Name on Item:
segun lo organizado y definido por las varias actas del Congreso de dicha República: y construido por las mejores autoridades ; lo publican J. Disturnell.
Date:
1846
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Mexico--Maps
Southwest, New--Maps
Southwestern States--Maps
Places:
Southwest (area)
Mexico
Publisher:
Nueva York : J. Disturnell
Edition:
Revised edition.
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Relief shown by hachures and spot heights.
Differs from other 1846 variants in having all the following details: "scale of English miles" instead of "scale of miles," "revised edition," "Rinconada Pass" near Monterrey, Mexico, and trail between San Antonio and Austin (source: Rittenhouse's Disturnell's treaty map. Stagecoach Press, 1965.).
Prime meridian: Washington.
Inset: Carta de los caminos &c. desde Vera Cruz y Alvarado a Méjico."
Includes illustration, distance table and statistics table.
In Spanish. Some labels in English.
Extent:
1 map : hand colored ; 75 x 94 cm
Scale:
Scale approximately 1:4,500,000
Language:
Spanish
English
Identifier:
06_01_011770
Call #:
G4410 1846 .D57
Barcode:
39999065689307
Terms of Use:
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