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 Dr. John Kessell hopes Utah Lake, near Provo, will be renamed for an early Spanish mapmaker Miera y Pacheco. The famous 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 famous Spanish artist Miera y Pacheco was the earliest drawn of the soon-to-be American West. At the time, these maps were drawn up for Spain, who claimed the territory.
Tourist visit Escalante Ruins, a short hike above the Anasazi Heritage Center.



Sam Green/ Cortez Journal photos
A religious sculpture by the famous Spanish artist Miera y Pacheco. The Santa Fe legend was also an early map maker for today's Western United States.

Mapmaker left his mark

Historian and author Dr. John Kessell hopes Utah Lake, near Provo, will be renamed for an early Spanish mapmaker Miera y Pacheco. The famous 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 famous Spanish artist Miera y Pacheco was the earliest drawn of the soon-to-be American West. At the time, these maps were drawn up for Spain, who claimed the territory.
Tourist visit Escalante Ruins, a short hike above the Anasazi Heritage Center.



Sam Green/ Cortez Journal photos
A religious sculpture by the famous Spanish artist Miera y Pacheco. The Santa Fe legend was also an early map maker for today's Western United States.
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