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Synopsis: Mapping old trails has a romantic allure at least as great as the difficulty involved in doing it. In this book, William Foster produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from northeastern Mexico into what is now East Texas during the years 1689 to 1768.
Foster draws upon the detailed diaries that each expedition kept of its route, cross-checking the journals among themselves and against previously unused eighteenth-century Spanish maps, modern detailed topographic maps, aerial photographs, and on-site inspections. From these sources emerges a clear picture of where the Spanish explorers actually passed through Texas.
This information, which corrects many previous misinterpretations, will be widely valuable. Old names of rivers and landforms will be of interest to geographers. Anthropologists and archaeologists will find new information on encounters with some 139 named Indian tribes. Botanists and zoologists will see changes in the distribution of flora and fauna with increasing European habitation, and climatologists will learn more about the "Little Ice Age" along the Rio Grande.
From the Back Cover: In this book, William Foster produces the first highly accurate maps of the eleven Spanish expeditions from northeastern Mexico into what is now East Texas during the year 1689-1768.
Title: Spanish Expeditions into Texas, 1689-1768
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Univ of Texas Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2749716064
Book Description Univ of Texas Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2749645318
Book Description Univ of Texas Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-268-88-3423203
Book Description Univ of Texas Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-268-88-3423203
Book Description Univ of Texas Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0292724888
Book Description University of Texas Press, Austin, 1995. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First edition. Small 4to, 339 pp., illus. Spine slightly cocked and lightly bumped at head and heel, previous owner name neatly marked out on front free endpaper, otherwise Fine. Jacket faded at spine and lightly edgeworn with a few tiny chips and tears. Bookseller Inventory # 18010
Book Description University of Texas Press, Austin, 1995. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Like new copy with dj protected in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 005815
Book Description Univ of Texas Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 292724888