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1756/1791: Map of Louisiana

Cartography:
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

The original map by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville was published in 1756. It clearly identifies the location of Los Adaes … See more Map of Louisiana

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1780: Le Nouveau Mexique

Cartography:
Bonne Rigobert

This map shows excellent detail for the time in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico, but a  badly misprojected Baja California, which … See more Le Nouveau Mexique

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1788: Louisiana

Cartography:
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville

Jean Baptiste Bourguuignon D’Anville’s map of the Gulf Coast. D’Anville’s map presents a highly detailed treatment of the region from … See more Louisiana

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1809: Bahia de Galvez-Towm

Cartography:
Jose de Evia

Spanish naval chart, and the first map devoted specifically to Galveston Bay.  It is based on Jose de Evia’s 1783-86 … See more Bahia de Galvez-Towm

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1822: United States of America

Cartography:
John Melish

This is the first map in the collection at the Museum of the Big Bend to show Texas as a … See more United States of America

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1835: Texas

Cartography:
Ruth Taylor

Published in the Atlas “Gay Geography” by  her brother Frank Taylor, this map of Texas by Ruth Taylor was designed, … See more Texas