Spanish cartographer left his mark locally

Spanish cartographer left his mark locally

Historian and author Dr. John Kessell hopes Utah Lake, near Provo. will be renamed for an early Spanish map maker Bernardo 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 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, who claimed the territory.
A religious sculpture by the famous Spanish artist Bernardo Miera y Pacheco. The Santa Fe legend was also an early map maker for today's Western United States.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Tourist visit Escalante Ruins, a short hike above the Anasazi Heritage Center.

Spanish cartographer left his mark locally

Historian and author Dr. John Kessell hopes Utah Lake, near Provo. will be renamed for an early Spanish map maker Bernardo 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 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, who claimed the territory.
A religious sculpture by the famous Spanish artist Bernardo Miera y Pacheco. The Santa Fe legend was also an early map maker for today's Western United States.
Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Tourist visit Escalante Ruins, a short hike above the Anasazi Heritage Center.
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