Titolo: Traveling from New Spain to Mexico: Mapping ...
Casa editrice: Duke University Press Books
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Riassunto: Antonio García Cubas?s Carta general of 1857, the first published map of the independent Mexican nation-state, represented the country?s geographic coordinates in precise detail. The respected geographer and cartographer made mapping Mexico his life?s work. Combining insights from the history of cartography and visual culture studies, Magali M. Carrera explains how García Cubas fabricated credible and inspiring nationalist visual narratives for a rising sovereign nation by linking old and new visual strategies.
From the sixteenth century until the early nineteenth, Europeans had envisioned New Spain (colonial Mexico) in texts, maps, and other images. In the first decades of the 1800s, ideas about Mexican, rather than Spanish, national character and identity began to cohere in written and illustrated narratives produced by foreign travelers. During the nineteenth century, technologies and processes of visual reproduction expanded to include lithography, daguerreotype, and photography. New methods of display?such as albums, museums, exhibitions, and world fairs?signaled new ideas about spectatorship. García Cubas participated in this emerging visual culture as he reconfigured geographic and cultural imagery culled from previous mapping practices and travel writing. In works such as the Atlas geográfico (1858) and the Atlas pintoresco é historico (1885), he presented independent Mexico to Mexican citizens and the world.
Magali M. Carrera is Chancellor Professor of Art History, University of
Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She is Author of IMAGINING IDENTITY IN NEW
SPAIN: RACE, LINEAGE, AND THE COLONIAL BODY IN PORTRAITURE AND
CASTA PAINTINGS (2003).
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