MS 4975 Map embracing frontiers of his majesty's [Spanish] territories in North America...showing locations of Indian groups in northern Mexico and Texas [1766]

Collection ID:
Fora, Nicolas de la, approximately 1730-
Physical Description:
14 Sheets

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
LaFora accompanied the Marques de Rubi on an inspection survey of the northern defenses of New Spain in 1766-67. The legend on the map gives Lt. Jose Urrutia as a co-cartographer.

Existence and Location of Originals
Copy from Manuscript copy in color (original ?) in the U. S. National Archives Record Group 77, Map Number AMA. 38. Translated title and scale from USNA.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4975

Local Note
Local Note
References: L. Kinnard, THe Frontiers of New Spain, Berkeley, California, 1958; John C. Ewers, ed., The Indians of Texas in 1930, Washington, 1969; Manuel Carrera Stampa, "Mapas y Planos relativos a Mexico en the National Archives of the United States," Revista Iberoamericana, Mexico, February, 1947. (Copy seen at the Cartographic Br., USNA); Joerg, W. I. G., "The Lafora Map of the Frontier of New Spain in 1766-67 in the National Archives: A Preliminary Examination" Proceedings of the Eighth American Scientific Congress Held In Washington, May 10-18 (Volume 9, pages 65-66), Washington, 1943 (Reference from USNA; not seen by them.)
Local Note
photostat copy

Using the Collection
Manuscript 4975, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Deposited July 29, 1971, by John C. Ewers.

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