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Hand-Drawn Maps Imitated The Printed Maps in The First Days of Hispano-American Cartography

Posted by Jean-Yves on Oct 4, 2018

Researchers from the Higher Technical School of Engineering (ETSI) of the University of Seville have published a study of a series of hand-drawn maps that copied the maps printed in the first days of Hispano-American cartography.

From the start of the colonisation of America, the Spanish Crown needed to know and represent the overseas territories under its control and within its territorial borders. In the last third of the 16th century, surveys were designed to carry out the project to represent the new world. This great project is known as the “Relaciones Geográficas de Indias.”

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