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Colin Deane

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Re: Library of Congress Maps of Mexican States 1884-86
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 12:45:19 PM »
Thanks for the link to these maps.  They are fabulous and show a level of detail down to small villages and even individual ranches.  Source of the maps is Antonio Garcia Cubas and the maps can be used in conjunction with his Diccionario geografico, historico y bigrafico which will provide more detail on each town, village, etc.  on the maps.  The maps were a separate publication from the Diccionario.  I used the Diccionario when I was doing my research on the 1868 issue using the MEPSI postal records archive (see Mexicana July 2020).
The Diccionario geografico, historico y biografico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos by Antonio Garcia Cubas is also available online and the full content of the original publication can be downloaded - see link for downloads page (the original publication was 5 volumes in 2 large books):
http://www.historicas.unam.mx/publicaciones/publicadigital/libros/diccionario_garcia_cubas/680t3D-LL.html

I would encourage everyone to look at these maps to see how detailed and useful they can be.
Great find Farley.  Thanks.

Farley Katz

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Library of Congress Maps of Mexican States 1884-86
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2020, 08:38:47 PM »
I don't know if this has been posted previously, but the Library of Congress has a set of maps of Mexican States 1884-86 online in high definition.  See https://www.loc.gov/item/2007627316/
Farley Katz
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