AN IMPRESSIVE LARGE-SCALE MAP OF MEXICO

 

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AUTHOR:

LIC. OLEGARIO MOLINA

TITLE:

Carta General de la Republica Mexicana formada en la Secretaria de Fomento por disposicon del Secretario del Ramo.

CONDITION:

Black and white , two sheets, that form one 45” x 56-1/2“ map when joined. Old folds, flattened. Very good condition.

DATE:

[Mexico City] 1910

DESCRIPTION:

An important large-scale map of Mexico, compiled and published by Mexican Ministry of Development (Secretaria de Formento), for the use of the Ministry of Education (Secretario de Ramo). Olegario Molina, a former governor of the Yucatan, was Secretary of Development from 1907 to 1911, and a powerful figure under President Porfirio Diaz.

Drawn on the grand scale of 160 miles to 4-1/2”, the map is one of the best for Mexico of the early 20th century. It was so highly regarded that in 1913 it was the only contemporary map of Mexico included in the archives of the U. S. War Department.

The surface of the map is crowded with detail of every kind. A table at lower left locates the geographical coordinates for hundreds of sites throughout Mexico. All railroads and major roads are laid down, and even individual ranchos and haciendas of note are identified by name.

REFERENCES:

Phillips, A List of Maps & Atlases applicable to the World War (1913), entry 743, War Department, photostat(?) (dated Washington 1713).

Inventory No. 8453

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