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A Celebration of Mexican Insurgency -- Teaching Mexican Children The History of Mexico's Independence Movements

Finely executed game board and map celebrating the history of Mexico's most famous insurgents.

The game board maps the routes of taken by eight of Mexico's most famous insurgent leaders, each of whom would be come a national hero for their leadership in various Mexican Independence movements.

Garcia Cubas had a long-standing interest in primary education for Mexican children and created a number of texts on the geography and history of Mexico intended for the instruction of its youngest citizens.


We note only a damaged example, lacking the top right corner and some loss at the center, at the Getty Library and a reference to an example held at the Benson Library, University of Texas at Austin.

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.