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Terrae Incognitae

The Journal for the History of Discoveries

Contents of Vol 35, 2003


Aldo Alvarez is a professional engineer, a member of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico, and a recent member of the Society for the History of Discoveries. He presented this paper at the Society’s 2002 Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Christophe Boucher is Assistant Professor in History at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina.

Lina del Castillo is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University of Florida in Coral Gables. She also presented her paper at the Society’s Conference in Guadalajara.

Michael Mathes, of Plainview, Texas and the Sutro Library of San Francisco, California, also presented this paper at the Society’s 2002 Guadalajara Conference, which he largely organized.

Carol Medlicott, of the Department of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles, won the Society’s 2002 student essay contest with this paper, which she read in Guadalajara.

Dennis Reinhartz, of the Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington, is a longtime member of the Society, and a specialist both in the history of Eastern Europe and in that of cartography.


Aldo Alvarez Geomagnetism and the Cartography of Juan de La Cosa: A New Perspective on the Greater Antilles in the Age of Discovery 1
Michael Mathes Non-traditional Armies in New Spain during the Habsburg Viceroyalties and their Service in Exploratory Expeditions 16
Christophe Boucher “The land God gave to Cain”: Jacques Cartier Encounters the Mythological Wild Man in Labrador 28
Dennis Reinhartz An Exploration of the “Silences” on Various Late Eighteenth-Century Maps of Northern New Spain 43
Carol Medlicott Re-Thinking Geographical Exploration as Intelligence Collection: The Example of Lewis and Clark’s “Corps of Discovery” 54
Lina Del Castillo Cabeza de Vaca and the Reconstruction of American Identity 69

Current Bibliography

Fred Musto

Recent Literature in Discovery History


Book Reviews

Amir Alexander

Geometrical Landscapes: The Voyages of Discovery and the Transformation of Mathematical Practice
Reviewed by Douglas Peck

Gauvin Bailey Art on the Jesuit Missions in Asia and Latin America, 1542-1773
Reviewed by Anthony Mullan
Samuel Bawlf Sir Francis Drake’s Secret Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, AD 1579
Reviewed by Michael Mathes
Herbert Bolton The Hasinais: Southern Caddoans as seen by the Earliest Europeans
Reviewed by Joseph Bastien
Michael Brennan, ed. The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, Levant Merchant (1647-1656)
Reviewed by Mark Fissel
April Carlucci and Peter Barber, eds. Lie of the Land: The Secret Life of Maps
Reviewed by Dennis Reinhartz
Andrew David et al., eds. The Malaspina Expedition 1789-1794: The Journal of the Voyage by Alejandro Malaspina, volume I
Reviewed by Richard Francaviglia
Kathleen Deagan and José Maria Cruxent Archaeology of La Isabela: America’s First European Town
Reviewed by William Carter
James Delgado Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Reviewed by David Buisseret
James Enterline Erikson, Eskimos and Columbus: Medieval European Knowledge of America
Reviewed by John Parker
Ronald Fritze New World: The Great Voyages of Discovery 1400-1600
Reviewed by David Buisseret
Stephen Hyslop Bound for Santa Fe: The Road to New Mexico and the American Conquest, 1806-1848
Reviewed by Paula Rebert
Lourdes Ita Rubio Viajeros isabelinos en la Nueva España
Reviewed by Rod Lévesque
Donald Jackson Thomas Jefferson and the Rocky Mountains 116
James Ronda Lewis and Clark among the Indians
Charles Clarke The Men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Reviewed by Carol Medlicott

François Lagarde, ed. The French in Texas
Reviewed by David Buisseret
Philip Lawson A Taste for Empire and Glory: Studies in British Overseas Expansion, 1660-1800
Reviewed by Mary Emily Miller
Didier Marcotte, ed. Humanisme et Culture Géographique à l’Epoque du Concile de Constance
Reviewed by David Buisseret
David Murphy German Exploration of the Polar World, a History, 1870-1940
Reviewed by Roger Balm
John Swift and Joseph Urgo, eds. Willa Cather and the American Southwest
Reviewed by Briavel Holcomb
David Yelverton Antarctica Unveiled: Scott’s First Expedition and the Quest for the Unknown Continent
Reviewed by Robert Highbarger

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