The Mapping of the Entradas into the Greater Southwest
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
xiv+227 pages with 121 black and white and 20 color reporoduction, bibliography and index. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 1/2") issued in reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Edited by Dennis Reinhartz and Gerald D Saxon. 1st edition.
In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated volume, five leading scholars in history, geography and cartography discuss the role Spanish explorers and mapmakers played in in bringing knowledge of the New World to Europe. The entradas, of Panfilo de Narvaez and Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1527-37), Fray Marcos de Niza and Francisco Vasquez 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.
Fine in like jacket.
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