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Curator's  Corner

In this portion of our website, a curator from NSMLV will highlight new and/or interesting pieces from his or her collection.

1846/47 Map of Mexico & Upper California (Map VM-2001-024-004)

Crystal R. Van Dee
Curator of Manuscripts

This may be one of the most beautiful maps in the museum's collection and it is an invaluable resource for understanding the history of Nevada and the American West. The map measures approximately 13.5" x 17" and was published in Philadelphia by S. Augustus Mitchell. Places names are a mix of Spanish, English, and several Native American Languages.

This map will be on display at the Nevada State Museum at the Springs Preserve beginning Spring 2011.To view this map before then, please make an appointment with the Curator of Manuscripts.