Tulane University Online Exhibits

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  • Collection: Charting the Gulf images

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

Blom Diary001.jpg
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…

1928 John Geddings Gray Expedition mule train

NO Brochure.jpg
Trifold, color brochure produced by the Latin American Division of Pan American Airlines promoting travel to Mexico and Guatemala via New Orleans.

Tropical FruitCo001.jpg
Single fold, color brochure for the weekly sailings made from the port of New Orleans by the Tropical Fruit Co.

Explorers Flag001.jpg
Certificate documenting that Flag number 14 of the Explorer's Club was carried by the John Geddings Gray Memorial Expedition, Tulane University, 1928.

martyr map_final.jpg
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.

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

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.

Sea chart of the southern Caribbean coast from Costa Rica to Cartagena de Indias. From the multi-volume series, Zee Kaart.

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