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Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800$
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Daniela Bleichmar, Paula De Vos, Kristin Huffine, and Kevin Sheehan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804753586

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.001.0001

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Space Production and Spanish Imperial Geopolitics

Space Production and Spanish Imperial Geopolitics

(p.198) Chapter Ten Space Production and Spanish Imperial Geopolitics
Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Nuria Valverde

Antonio Lafuente

Stanford University Press

This chapter explores the different cartographical practices deployed during the Spanish Enlightenment. It highlights the process by which inland and coastal spaces are depicted in the production of maps. The chapter also discusses the geopolitical value of maps, particularly in establishing borders and territorial claims.

Keywords:   cartographical practices, Spanish Enlightenment, inland spaces, coastal spaces, maps, geopolitical

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