versión impresa ISSN 0185-1659
DELGADO LOPEZ, Enrique y CARETTA, Miguel Nicolás. Imaginación y cartografía: un estudio sobre el proceso del descubrimiento americano. Cuicuilco [online]. 2008, vol.15, n.43, pp. 111-136. ISSN 0185-1659.
This paper presents an approach to the idea that cartographic space is the result of myths and legends as much as it is history and reality. As such, the present work starts with a series of maps that describe the continental contours made within the first decades of the discovery of America. In several of these maps can be observed the applied knowledge in agreement with the advances and the technology of its time, but at the same time they also valued the atavisms and effective ideological rules of that historic moment.
Palabras llave : Discovery; History of America; cartography; maps.