Maps of the Pimeria: Early Cartography of the Southwest, by Jack Mount

19th Century

1825. Adrien H. Brué. Carte Générale des Etats-Unis Mexicains et des Provinces-Unies de l'Amérique Centrale 1825. Adrien H. Brué. Carte Générale des Etats-Unis Mexicains et des Provinces-Unies de l'Amérique Centrale. Paris. Colored map 51 x 37 cm. Scale ca. 1:9,400,000. From his Atlas Universel de Géographie, Paris, 1830. [G1019 B863 1823]. 575X800 | 431X600

A great milestone for the Southwest has now happened--Mexico became independent from Spain in 1822; Brué's map is one of the earliest to reflect this change. It is also notable in being the first published map to name the Sacramento River of central California. For the Southwest there is no progress shown over earlier maps. Note that Tucson is spelled "Tubso".

Brué (1786-1832) was a publisher in Paris and Geographe du Roy and Geographe de Son Altesse Royale Monsieur Conte d'Artois.

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