Mapmaker left his mark

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Mapmaker left his mark

Spanish cartographer Miera y Pacheco’s artistic maps note discoveries of Dolores area
Historian and author John Kessell hopes Utah Lake, near Provo, will be renamed for an early Spanish mapmaker Bernardo Miera y Pacheco. The artist accompanied explorers during the Dominguez-Escalante expedition into today’s Four Corners region.
Eighteenth century maps of the Americas had a more artistic flair. A map by Spanish artist Bernardo Miera y Pacheco was the earliest drawn of the soon-to-be American West. At the time, these maps were drawn up for Spain, which claimed the territory.

Mapmaker left his mark

Historian and author John Kessell hopes Utah Lake, near Provo, will be renamed for an early Spanish mapmaker Bernardo Miera y Pacheco. The artist accompanied explorers during the Dominguez-Escalante expedition into today’s Four Corners region.
Eighteenth century maps of the Americas had a more artistic flair. A map by Spanish artist Bernardo Miera y Pacheco was the earliest drawn of the soon-to-be American West. At the time, these maps were drawn up for Spain, which claimed the territory.
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