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New Map of Hispanic America

Nature volume 135, pages 181182 (02 February 1935) | Download Citation



IN 1920 the American Geographical Society began the compilation of a map of South America from existing sources. The available material is considerable, but so far no general map had been produced in any sense representative of the existing information. The Society now announces the publication of fifty of the hundred and two sheets which together will cover America from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. Already large blocks including most of Chile and much of Brazil are ready. The scale is 1: 1,000,000 and the style is in conformity with the International Map of the World on that scale. The Society also announces the publication of a catalogue of the maps of Hispanic America in four volumes, giving a complete list with critical notes of all the source material used in the compilation of the map.

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