What is it about?
The article studies a map made by Francisco Gali in 1580. Gali was a marine, discoverer and cartographer at the service of the Spanish crown. The map analyzed is one of the first examples of coastal cartography in the Americas.
Why is it important?
A complete cartographic study of a sixteenth-century map is carried out, which is one of the first examples of local coastal cartography in America. The author of the map studied, Francisco Gali, is a figure whose biography is very interesting.
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This page is a summary of: The Map of Tlacotalpa by Francisco Gali, 1580: An Early Example a of Local Coastal Chart in Spanish America, The Cartographic Journal, May 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/00087041.2017.1323152.
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