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The Map of Tlacotalpa by Francisco Gali,1580: An Early Example a of Local Coastal Chart in Spanish America

 

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Author: Morato-Moreno, Manuel
Department: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería Gráfica
Date: 2018-06-18
Published in: The Cartographic Journal, 55 (1), 3-15.
Document type: Article
Abstract: In the last third of the sixteenth century, the Spanish Crown launched a project to create a map of the New World. Regional maps would be obtained, which, referenced through a system of meridians and parallel arcs, would comprise a complete map of the continent. The mechanism devised for this purpose was that of surveys, known as the Relaciones Geográficas (Geographic Relations). Each town would be sent a questionnaire with more than 50 questions that should also be completed with a map of the region. The majority of these maps, known as pinturas, lacked field measurements, and therefore also lacked both scale and geographical coordinates. Only a few cases were created following the standards of European cartography. Among these are the maps made by Francisco Gali. In this paper, we study the map of Tlacotalpa, one of the first examples of local nautical charting in Latin America
Cite: Morato-Moreno, M.(2018). The Map of Tlacotalpa by Francisco Gali,1580: An Early Example a of Local Coastal Chart in Spanish America. The Cartographic Journal, 55 (1), 3-15.
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URI: https://hdl.handle.net/11441/78754

DOI: 10.1080/00087041.2017.1323152

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