Thursday March 1, 2018 to Sunday January 6, 2019
ON DISPLAY MARCH 1, 2018 THROUGH JAN. 6, 2019
Friday April 20, 2018 to Wednesday January 2, 2019
As Texas took its current shape, the space changed from an extensive, unexplored, and sparsely settled frontier under the Spanish Crown to its iconic and easily recognizable outline today. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State traces the cartographic history of Texas from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century, through 26 maps, split into seven different subjects. Mapping Texas explains how centuries of changes shaped our understanding of Texas from a distant frontier to the Lone Star State, all with the understanding that in order for a place to be claimed, it needed to be mapped first.
In the more than four hundred years that it took for Texas to take its current political shape, this space was changed from an extensive, unexplored and sparsely settled frontier under the Spanish Crown to the iconic and easily recognizable outline of today.