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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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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

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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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1824: Amerique Septentrionale

Cartography:
B. Tardieu

This interesting map was engraved by B. Tardieu, a member of the famous Tardieu family of French engravers, and was … See more Amerique Septentrionale

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1826: Map of North America

Cartography:
Anthony Finley

Anthony Finley’s 1826 large-format map of North America. Russian Possessions (Alaska) and a large 54-40 or fight border with the … See more Map of North America