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Antonio Garcia y Cubas

Antonio Garcia y Cubas


Antonio García y Cubas (1832-1912) was a Mexican geographer, historian, writer, and cartographer. An orphan from a young age, Cubas attended the Colegio de San Gregorio and the Colegio de Ingenieros, where he earned a geography degree. In 1856, he became a member of the Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística.

Cubas wrote several geographic works, including introductory courses to geography, historical atlases, and maps. He is best known for his Atlas Geográfico, Estadístico e Histórico de la República Mexicana (1857), Carta General de México (1863), and Diccionario Geográfico, Histórico y Biográfico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos en cinco volúmenes, editados entre 1888 y 1891. He is also praised for his memoir, El Libro de mis Recuerdos (1905). Today, the best books published in anthropology and history in Mexico are given the Antonio García Cubas prize.



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1858 - Atlas geográfico e histórico de la República.

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The First Edition of the First Great Scientific Atlas of All of Mexico. Antonio Garcia Cubas is regarded as "el fundador de nuestra geografia como ciencia" (Diec. Porrua). Glass, page 680 (citing the plates and commentary for Mapa Siguenza and Codice...


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1858 - Guerrero

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Scarce map of the State of Guerrero in Mexico, from Antonio Garcia y Cubas' monumental Atlas Geographico, Estadistico e Historico de la Republica Mexicana, the first atlas of the Mexican Republic. Garcia Cubas' map of Guerrero is one of the earliest...


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1863 - Carta General de la Republica Mexicana, formada por Antonio Garcia y Cubas. 1863

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The First Wall Map of The Mexican Republic Published in Mexico Fine example of the first official map of Mexico published in Mexico from indigenous surveys. Antonio Garcia y Cubas' map of Mexico is the first official map of Mexico, printed in Mexico...