Map of New Galicia, 1550
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Oldest Known Map of New Galicia, 1550
This map illustrates some of the most important cities found in the territory of New Galicia, such as Guadalajara, depicted with the same symbols used to depict a medieval European city. Geographical features also appear, as does the curious depiction of the tribes known as the Chichimecas, Tepehuanes, and Tehuanes.
Manuscript, drawing in black ink, with gouache in sepia and details in red, paper.
Sevilla. Archivo General de Indias. MP-México, 560.
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