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[Royal Decree from King Carlos III to the Marques de Croix]

Description: Printed copy of a royal decree from King Carlos III withdrawing a book written by Fray Luis Vicente Mas de Casavalls concerning a controversial doctrine of Regicide and Tyrannicide. Also included at the end is a written decree from the King requesting all religious officials to preach respect for the king.
Date: {1766, 1768}
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

The seat of war in the West Indies.

Description: Map shows overview of coastline of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean area; port towns of Portobelo, Havana, Veracruz, and Cartagena, illustrated profile of the approach to Havana harbor, the castle of San Juan de Ulúa, and Veracruz; roads, streets, buildings, and fortifications. Includes historical notes, legends, and one view, "A prospect of the Havana." Insets: [Map of] "A long sandy bay called St. John's Bay," [Map of the] "Bay of Honda or the deep bay in Cuba," "View of the town and its port by Capt. Pearson," and "View of the castle of San Juan de Ulúa from ye town by Capt. Pearson." Relief shown by hachures, pictorially and profile. Depths shown by soundings. No scale noted.
Date: 1762
Creator: Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Correspondence Concerning a Marriage License]

Description: Communications concerning a marriage license for Joseph Antonio Losano and Maria Guadalupe Gimenes; Losano is a Mestizo, and Gimenes is a mulatta. In the following text Antonio Larralde mentions that Losano says that there are no obstacles with obtaining the license but there is no priest around to perform a wedding.
Date: January 16, 1762
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Full Report on the Death of Maria Garcia]

Description: Report on the death of Maria Garcia, whether a suicide or murder. Garcia, found hanged, and her cadaver was placed in the public square, is the wife of Felix Basquez. The report contains details on the investigation that determined she committed suicide.
Date: July 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio to José Martínez de Sotomayor, August 31, 1768]

Description: Letter from Juan Fernando de Palacio, Governor of Nuevo Santander, to Joseph Martinez de Soto Mayor, Alcalde de Laredo. Palacio acknowledges that he received the letters from de Soto Mayor concerning a woman who hanged herself, but the documents concerning the case should be kept in the Alcalde's file; de Palacio says that de Soto Mayor should continue raising funds for the Church.
Date: August 31, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Map of Louisiana, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, and Florida]

Description: This map shows most of the United States (with parts to the north and west cut off). Territories are labeled and partially outlined in color. Some major cities, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked (with relief shown by hachures and pictorially). Prime meridian: London.
Date: 1763
Creator: Gibson, J. (John)
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte de l'Amerique et des Mers voisines

Description: This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and western portions of Europe and Africa. Some countries are labeled and bodies of water and geographic features are also marked (with relief shown pictorially). Prime Meridian: Paris.
Date: 1763
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappe monde qui comprend les nouvelles découvertes faites jusqu'a ce jour.

Description: Map shows the routes of Bering's lieutenants Alexei Chirikou in 1741, and Martin Spanbery in 1728, through the Bering Straight, and the route of the l'Aigle and the La Marie in 1739. Includes illustrations of indigenous peoples. Map is possibly from: Crepy's Atlas Nouveau [1767-1773]. Scale [ca. 1:100 000 000].
Date: 1767
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mappe-monde sur un plan horizontal situé à 45 d. de latitude sud hemisphère occidental.

Description: Map shows South America, part or North America, part of Australia as "Nouvelle Hollande," New Zealand, and islands of the Pacific Ocean, an uncharted Antarctic Pole, and major cities. Insets: "Sphère oblique" and "Pour la latitude." Scale varies.
Date: [1768..1788]
Creator: André, Gaspard, fl. 1768-1801
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

A chart shewing [sic.] part of the sea coast of Newfoundland from ye Bay of Bulls to Little Plecentia.

Description: Map shows "Plecentia Bay," St. Mary's Bay, islands west of "Plecentia" Harbor, and names of coastal inlets along the far southern and eastern shores of Newfoundland. Shows points of anchorage and docks on inset. Appears in B. Grierson's, the English Pilot. The Fourth Book. Depths shown by soundings. Bar scale in English leagues. Scale [ca. 1:230,990] and [ca. 1:108,600].
Date: 1767
Creator: Gaudy, John
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte reduite des costes de la Louisiane et de la Floride.

Description: Map shows coastline of French Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico west of the Trinity River from a point labeled "Baye St. Louis ou de St. Bernard," and to the east to include the Florida peninsula and Atlantic coast of Florida [as Islands] ; part of the Bahamas and Cuba; islands and sailing routes through the Mississippi River delta on inset. Relief shown pictorially and depths shown by soundings. Inset: Carte des embouchures du fleuve St. Louis [Map of the mouth of Mississippi River]. Scale [ca. 1:2,500,000].
Date: 1764
Creator: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas, 1703-1772
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte d'Amérique dressée pour l'usage du roy en 1722.

Description: Map shows major settlements, areas of Indian habitation, physical features, and political divisions for North and South America, including French Louisiana and New Spain; Mediterranean Sea, southern tip of Great Britain and Ireland, and western coast of Europe and Africa; large "Mer de l'Ouest [western sea] shown north of California. Includes notes and discovery dates, title courtouche and "Advertissement." Inset: [Map of] "Mer Glaciale et Terres Arctiques." Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1763
Creator: L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library