Map 218 -- Spanish ethnographic map of Southwest

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SCALE 2000000 DATE 1778
AUTHOR Miera, Bernardo PUBLISHER British Museum
WIDTH X HEIGHT 20 x 16 in. FORMAT Color reproduction
PIXELS 6097 x 4979 RESOLUTION 300 dpi
DIGITAL FILE map0218.tif SIZE & COLOR 87 Mb RGB
ACCESSION NO.   CALL NO. Map #218
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Spanish language place names, tribes and ethnographic information. Translation of some blocks of text available.

This map appears in William Brandon, The American Heritage Book of Indians, 1961, pp. 130-131, in the Archives Library, call no. 970.1 JOS. The caption reads:

In Bernardo Miera's map, the Pope in his lion-drawn coach symbolizes the majesty of the Catholic faith carried to the Indians. Miera accompanied Father Silvestra Velez de Escalante on a 2000-mile expedition through Colorado and Utah in 1776. Escalante reached Utah Lake (upper left), heard rumors of the Great Salt Lake, encountered bearded Ute Indians (left center), but failed to find the overland route he sought to California.

 

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