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This 1897 map by Antonio García Cubas, published by Cadena y Ca and lithographed by Montauriol Sucesores, provides a collage of several images and maps relating to Mexico City and the Distrito Federal. It was issued as part of the Atlas Geografico de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, a comprehensive atlas comprising 30 maps detailing Mexican states, the Federal District, and territories of Baja California and Tepic. This 1897 edition is distinguished by a new silver border, enhancing its visual appeal.

Antonio García Cubas, the esteemed 19th-century Mexican cartographer, was instrumental in illustrating Mexico's geographical and cultural landscape during a period of national consolidation and identity formation. 

The map includes an image of an early copy of the Cortes map of 1524 in the lower right corner, possibly adapted from Ramusio, Porchacci, or another source.

The publishers of this edition seem to have intentionally obscured early imprint information with their new reflective silver border.

Condition Description
Color lithograph on late-19th-century wove paper. Border printed in metallic silver.
Antonio Garcia y Cubas Biography

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.