Carte du Mexique et des Pays Limitrophes situés au Nord et a l'Est Dressée d'apres la Grande Carte de la Nouvelle Espagne de Mr. A. de Humboldt et d'autres . . .
$2750 / ≈ €2390
Martin & Martin, 23 & pp. 19, 32: "A noteworthy turning point in the cartographic history of Texas occurred in 1810, when the great European savant, Alexander von Humboldt, had been a guest of the Spanish government in Mexico. . . His semi-official status provided him access to many confidential sources, and among the works his stay produced was a large map of New Spain. Although he left Mexico in 1804, the map was not published until 1810, when it appeared with his Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain. . . Humboldt was, without question, the dominant scientific and philosophical figure of his age Humboldt's Essai Politique. . . was one of the first to establish the field of geography as a modern science. . . Humboldt's map [of New Spain] has been termed a magnificent cartographic achievement, which in its depiction of the West it surely is."
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