Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier

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From the sixteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, Spain, then Mexico, and finally the United States took ownership of the land from the Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Alta and Baja California--today's American Southwest. Each country faced the challenge of holding on to territory that was poorly known and sparsely settled, and each responded by sending out military mapping expeditions to set boundaries and chart topographical features. All three countries recognized that turning terra ...

Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier 2014, University of Texas Press, Austin

ISBN-13: 9780292726161

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Mapping and Empire: Soldier-Engineers on the Southwestern Frontier 2005, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292706590

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