Revisualizing Westward Expansion

A New Map of Texas, Oregon, and California, S. A. Mitchell, 1846 At the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, until October 12, Revisualizing Westward Expansion: A Century of Conflict, 1800–1900, an exhibition of maps from UTA’s Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library: “[T]he maps in this exhibition span the century, from Aaron Arrowsmith’s great 1796 map of the United States to a colorful 1902 map showing not only the American West but also territories acquired by the United States in the Spanish-American War of 1898. Among the rarest of these is a large map of Mexico drawn by John H. Robinson, a medical doctor who accompanied explorer Zebulon Pike’s ill-fated western expedition in 1806–1807.” Note the brief item in the Pegasus News (whose headline writer needs to read Lynne Truss).