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Arrowsmith, Aaron A new map of Mexico and adjacent provinces [roll map on linen]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06091 Author/Creator: Arrowsmith, Aaron Place Written: London Type: Map Date: 1810 Pagination: 1 map, rolled 128 x 161.3 cm

Summary of Content: A New Map of Mexico and Adjacent Provinces Compiled from Original Documents.... London: Published 5th. October 1810, by A. Arrowsmith, 10 Soho Sque. Hydrographer to His Majesty, 1810. Wall map, mounted on linen, with wooden rollers at top and bottom. Engraved map. Four sheets on linen. Original outline color. Insets of the Valley of Mexico, Veracruz, and Acapulco. First state (with Hydrographer to the King) of a cornerstone map of Texas, Mexico, and the Southwestern U.S. The two 1810 editions of this map vary considerably in their depiction of the Texas-Louisiana border. The present edition shows the Sabine and Red Rivers as the boundary, approximately the frontier then accepted in practice by both sides. The subsequent state (with Prince of Wales, same year) follows Humboldt and the official Spanish stance in pushing Texas territory deep into Louisiana, to the Mermento River. This was the first large-scale map to depict the important discoveries of Pike and Humboldt in the Southwest, and it became the most influential and widely copied map of the region in the era. References: Amon Carter Museum, "Crossroads of Empire," Martin & Martin 25, Phillips, America, p. 408. Streeter 1046. Taliaferro 202, Wheat, Transmississippi West 295 & pp. 27-28.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Geography and Natural HistorySurveyingAmerican WestLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsFrontiers and ExplorationTexas

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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