Mapmaker left his mark

Mapmaker left his mark

Spanish cartographer Miera y Pacheco's artistic maps note discoveries of Dolores area
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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.
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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.
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Tourist visit Escalante Ruins, a short hike above the Anasazi Heritage Center.



Sam Green/ Cortez Journal photos
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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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