Scanned Maps

Nuevo mapa geographico de la America septentrional, perteneciente al Virreynato de Mexico ; dedicado à los sabios miembros de la Academia Real de las Ciencias de Paris

Creator/Contributor:
Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio de, 1737-1799, creator
Creation Date:
[1772]
1772
Place Of Origin:
France
[A Paris]
Publisher:
[Ph. Buache]
Extent:
1 map : color in outline ; 52 x 65 cm
Language:
Spanish; Castilian
Genre:
map
cartographic image
Early maps.
Early works.
Maps.
Maps
Early works to 1800
Digital Format:
Images
Subjects:
New Spain--Maps--Early works to 1800
Southwest, New--Maps--Early works to 1800
Mexico--Maps--Early works to 1800
Texas--Maps--Early works to 1800
Mexico
New Spain
Notes:
Relief shown pictorially.
Prime meridian used is that of Ferro; scale is expressed in an "Escala de 105 leugas [sic] Castillanas de 17 1/2 en grado" beneath the key.
Note at lower left: "Publié sous le privilége de l'Académie R.le des Sciences de Paris."
Above this is a note "Depuis l'envoy de cette Carte [in 1768?], le voyage de Mr. [Jean] Chappe [d'Auteroche] à la Californie a procuré des corrections dans la position de différens endroits qu'il est intéressant d'indiquer ici;" there follow coordinates for the correct positions of Nueva Vera Cruz, Mexico City and San José saja California). These data, especially for the last-named, were taken in the course of observing the 1769 Transit of Venus.
A key within the title cartouche gives the letters of 6 dioceses of New Spain and explains conventional symbols.
At center left is the note "Esta carte se ha dispuesto por el unico reconocimiento que se ha hecho de ella en el Año de 1602, por Sebastian Viscayno."
Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Map Collection, 2011. (Harvard Map Collection digital maps. New Spain). (Harvard Map Collection digital maps. Mexico).
Attribution:
por su muy rendido servidor, y capellan, Don Joseph Antonio de Alzate, y Ramirez, Año de 1768.
Series:
Harvard Map Collection digital maps
Classification:
G3292 1772 .A5
Repository:
Harvard Map Collection, Harvard University
Record ID:
990127668390203941
HOLLIS Record:
https://id.lib.harvard.edu/alma/990127668390203941/catalog