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Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali cum Terris adiacentibus.

Description: This map shows Central America and the Caribbean as well as the surrounding areas. Some countries and bodies of water are labeled. There are several series of radiating lines throughout the map as well as illustrations of ships within the ocean and people around the outsides of the map.
Date: 1671
Creator: Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664 & Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Nova Mexico.

Description: Map shows a late seventeenth century "Nova Mexico" settlement. Streets and buildings are visible in the settlement and there are Native Americans, Spanish landlords, and domestic animals depicted in the foreground. Includes legend. Scale not given.
Date: 1671
Creator: Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Spanish] Florida.

Description: Map shows late seventeenth century geographical misconception of Spanish Florida territory in North America. Appalachian Mountain range, two lakes, and numerous rivers of the Mississippi basin are depicted. Relief shown pictorially. No scale provided.
Date: 1678
Creator: Duval, Pierre
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

De Cust van Westindien van La Desconoscida tot C. Escondido

Description: Map of the coastline along the western part of the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the south (left) at a point labeled "La Desconoscida" and ending in the north (right) at "C[iudad] Escondido." Segments of the coastline are shaded in red, yellow, and green, with labels for river mouths, ports, islands, and other points along the coast.
Date: 1680
Creator: Roffeveen, Arent, -1679
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Americæ Nova descriptio

Description: This map shows the western hemisphere including North and South America and the surrounding areas. Some regions are outlined in color and places, bodies of water, and geographic features are marked pictorially in color. There are several color illustrations of ships and creatures in the oceans. Place names are also noted. Scale [ca. 1:50,000,000].
Date: 1682
Creator: Seile, Anne, d. 1678 & Vaughan, Robert
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

'T Amerikaans Gewest van Florida : Door Ferdinand De Soto Nader Ontdekt en groot deels Bemagtigt ; La Floride, Grand Paÿs de l'Amerique Septentrionale, plus avant decouverte et presque toute conquise par Ferdinand de Soto en 1534, tirée de ses Mémoires, et de tous ceux qui ont paru jusqu à present.

Description: Map shows the extent of Spanish Florida with settlements encompassing majority of southeastern portion of the North American continent. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1696
Creator: Aa, Pieter van der, 1530-1594
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Nova & accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula nautica variationum magneticarum index juxta observationes anno 1700.

Description: Map shows magnetic variations, trade routes, seasonal currents, coastal ports and settlements for six continents; continents of Australia and North America are incomplete. Includes text notes, illustrated title cartouche, and dates of discovery. Inset: "Asin que rien ne manquast à cette carte, nou arons ajoûté ce Cercle Polaire en partie pour montrer l'inclinaison de Meridien vers le Pole en partie pour évitar le trop grand rétrecissement de nôtre échelle." Scale not given.
Date: [1739..1750]
Creator: Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Map of southern Panama and northern Colombia]

Description: Map shows inland settlements, coastal ports, points of anchorage, and boundaries primarily for the Provincia del Darien in Panama and its neighboring provinces. Inset: [continuation of País ó Provincia de Biruquete]. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1750?/1770?
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mapa maritimo del Golfo de Mexico e islas de la America, para el uso de los navegantes en esta parte del mundo, construido sobre las mexores memorias, y observaciones astronomicas de longitudes, y latitudes. Dedicado a la Catholica Magestad de Don Fernando VI Rey de España, y de las Yndias, por sus mas rendidos, y fieles vasallos, Thomas Lopez, y Juan de la Cruz [Sheet 1].

Description: Map shows the settlements and details of the coastline along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida and Mexico to the northern portion of South America, for a portion of the Pacific coast of New Spain, and for the West Indies. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1755
Creator: López de Vargas Machuca, Tomás, 1731-1802
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Mapa maritimo del Golfo de Mexico e islas de la America, para el uso de los navegantes en esta parte del mundo, construido sobre las mexores memorias, y observaciones astronomicas de longitudes, y latitudes. Dedicado a la Catholica Magestad de Don Fernando VI Rey de España, y de las Yndias, por sus mas rendidos, y fieles vasallos, Thomas Lopez, y Juan de la Cruz [Sheet 2].

Description: Map shows the settlements and details of the coastline along the Gulf of Mexico from Florida and Mexico to the northern portion of South America, for a portion of the Pacific coast of New Spain, and for the West Indies. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1755
Creator: López de Vargas Machuca, Tomás, 1731-1802
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

[Communication between Antonio Larralde and Nicolás Gutierres]

Description: Communication between Antonio Larralde and Sr. Lic. Dn. Nicolás Gutierres concerning a marriage license for Joseph Antonio Lozano. Lozano says a wedding cannot be performed due to the absence of a priest; Larralde requests that says that Gutierres should perform the ceremony and record the license.
Date: February 1762
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Royal Decrees Concerning a Book and Gambling]

Description: Manuscript of a royal decree concerning the book about Regicide and Tyrranicide written by Fray Vicente Mas de Casaballs of the Order of Predicant friars; according to the decree this ideology must be stamped out, all teachers and students must observe section 15 of the Council of Constance. Included at the end is a torn, and stained bando, covered in tape against gambling and a request that all officials see to it that it is obeyed.
Date: 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Orders from the King Dispersed by the Marques de Croix]

Description: Orders from King Charles III to Bishops, and other members of the Church, to preach and practice respect for the Crown, the family, and all government officials. The orders, distributed in New Spain by Viceroy Marques de Croix, also call for them to limit activities to religious ones.
Date: July 22, 1768
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

[Decree Prohibiting Unlawful Manufacturing of Gunpowder]

Description: Decree from the Marques de Croix prohibiting, without royal permit, the manufacturing or sale of gunpowder. Also included are the penalties to be administered for those guilty of dealing in its contraband. This decree includes both printed text and pieces of paper with tape around the edges containing hand written text.
Date: September 27, 1768
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library