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Delusional Mapping and the Invisible Comanche Empire

By Martin W. Lewis | March 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

Historical maps of colonial North and South America are often misleading. Many cartographers portray vague claims to sovereignty by European powers as if they constituted actual control, while downplaying or flat-out ignoring potent indigenous polities. At its worst the result can be a cartographic caricature, revealing more about fantasies spun in London, Paris

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