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Charting the Gulf images

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Charting the Gulf images


Tourism--United States
Archaeological expeditions
Colonies--Discovery and exploration
Discovery and exploration--French, [Spanish, etc.]
Mexico, Gulf of
New Orleans, Louisiana
Veracruz, Mexico


Images of materials from the Latin American Library's collections of maps, ephemera, and photographs


The Latin American Library


1511 [1928-1969] 1969


Physical rights retained by the Latin American Library. Copyright held in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.






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Gulf of Mexico
Latin America

Items in the Charting the Gulf images Collection

Street in downtown Veracruz
Streetview of the Hotel de la Louisiana and the St. Charles Hotel in downtown Veracruz, Mexico.

Pas-kaart Van de Zee Kusten van Carthagena Tierra Firma Costa Rica ende Honduras
Sea chart of the southern Caribbean coast from Costa Rica to Cartagena de Indias. From the multi-volume series, Zee Kaart.

Carte du Golphe du Méxique et des Isles de L'Amérique
Map of the Gulf of Mexico showing the routes of early explorers in the Caribbean, including Central America, Florida and Louisiana, Cuba, Hispañola, and Mexico.

John Geddings Gray Memorial Expedition
Pictorial map showing route followed by the John Geddings Gray Memorial Expedition through southern Mexico, Guatemala, and western Belize.

Peter Martyr woodcut
Copy of a rare woodcut map published in the 1516 edition of Peter Martyr's De orbe nouo decades that shows for the first time the islands of the Caribbean and the coastlines of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Certificate of the Explorer's Club Flag Number 14
Certificate documenting that Flag number 14 of the Explorer's Club was carried by the John Geddings Gray Memorial Expedition, Tulane University, 1928.

Weekly Sailings from New Orleans
Single fold, color brochure for the weekly sailings made from the port of New Orleans by the Tropical Fruit Co.

New Orleans, Mérida, Guatemala City flight brochure
Trifold, color brochure produced by the Latin American Division of Pan American Airlines promoting travel to Mexico and Guatemala via New Orleans.

Expedition mule train
1928 John Geddings Gray Expedition mule train

Pages from Franz Blom's expedition diary
Pages 498 and 499 from Franz Blom's diary kept during the 1928 John Geddings Gray Memorial Expedition. The entry is dated 25 July, 1928. It tells of the Expedition's adventures in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Notable are Blom's comments about the history…

De orbo nouo
Title page of the 1516 edition of De orbo nouo by Peter Martyr d'Anghiera (1457-1526).