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1775: The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon

Cartography:
Thomas Jefferys

One of the first nautical charts of the Texas coast.

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1785: North America

Cartography:
Thomas Kitchin

This is the first map to use the current spelling of TEXAS. Note that it shows Texas as part of … See more North America

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1785: Atlante Nouissimo

Cartography:
Antonio Zatta

A decorative and highly detailed map of Mexico, Central America and the southern half of the United States. Excellent detail … See more Atlante Nouissimo

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1794: A New and Accurate Map of North America from the Best Authorities

Cartography:
J. Menzies

Printed in Edinburgh, Scotland, by bookseller Thomas Brown.

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1812: Mexique

Cartography:
J. B. Tardieu

Printed by French cartographer J. B. Tardieu in 1812, just two years after independence was declared from Spain, this map … See more Mexique

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1816: North America

Cartography:
Jacob Abbot Cummings

In 1803, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte sold Louisiana to the United States. The southwestern boundary of Louisiana was unclear, however; where … See more North America

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1817: Mexico

Cartography:
Aaron Arrowsmith

In 1785, the Spanish crown¬†divided New Spain (Mexico) into administrative districts known as “Intendencias.” Texas, which had been part of … See more Mexico

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1821: Carte du Mexique

Cartography:
Ambroise Tardieu

Fine Humboldt-inspired map of Mexico, in the midst of its struggle for Independence from Spain, published the same year as … See more Carte du Mexique