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The Mapping of the Entradas Into the Greater Southwest

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The Mapping of the Entradas Into the Greater Southwest

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In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated volume edited by Dennis Reinhartz and Gerald D. Saxon, five leading scholars in history, geography, and cartography discuss the role Spanish explorers and mapmakers played in bringing knowledge of the New World to Europe. The entradas, of P nfilo de Narv ez and Alvar N nez Cabeza de Vaca (1527-37), Fray Marcos de Niza and Francisco V squez de Coronado (1539-42), and Hernando de Soto and Luis de Moscoso (1539-43), into the Greater Southwest of North America were crucial in the dissemination of information and images of the newly discovered lands.

The contributors investigate linkages between the early explorers' experiences, their influence on indigenous peoples, and perceptions of the region as reflected in printed maps of the period. This body of images, which incorporated Indian information, made a powerful impression on the still largely preliterate people of Europe, reshaping their world.

ISBN: 9780806130477

ISBN-10: 9780806130477

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Publication Date: 01/15/1999 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/15/1999 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Americas (North Central South West Indies)

Expeditions & Discoveries

Earth Sciences - Geography