The Latin American Studies Book Series

The Southernmost End of South America Through Cartography

Tierra del Fuego, the South Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica from the 16th to 19th Century

Authors: de Lasa, Luis Ignacio, Luiz, Maria Teresa

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  • Discusses the first territorial incorporation of the southern lands and seas in modern cartography
  • Analyzes the role of maps in the processes of territorial construction and shows the representations and imagination of the identities 
  • Investigates the ways in which cartographic language expresses power relationships, explaining the specific rationality of a space of growing geostrategic and economic importance
  • Visualizes the convergence of international interest in the South Atlantic Ocean and a portion of the Antarctic Peninsula in combination with rivalry genesis and territorial disputes which are still active
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This volume describes the construction of the territorial identity of the southern end of South America and analyzes the cartographic territorialization of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the “Terra Australis” continent. Different spatial representations and territorial nature coexisted in this process as a result of the spatial interpretation and value modes as well as the projects and strategies of various actors.

The book discusses the formal and symbolic incorporation to the Spanish dominion and its inclusion in the imperial design built over a new image of the world. Examining Jesuit cartography it considers both the indigenous territoriality and the dynamics of relations between natural and social components in the continental hinterland. The process of cartographic differentiation for this southern Atlantic region is analyzed in the framework of early Antarctic exploration and competing use of navigation routes and maritime resources. The book emphasizes the role geopolitical and economic interests play in these developments.

The formation of territorialities of various origins has particular contents and logic, which are built upon imaginary subordination to political and economic interests. Cartographic language in the 19th century, associated with political and commercial motivations and the (British) imperial ideology, stimulated the territorial expansion. The book argues why in the late 1800's this was an important factor in the integration process of the southern indigenous territories and the national territoriality.

About the authors

Luis Ignacio de Lasa is professor and researcher of Geography in the Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur, Argentina since 2012. He has been the Director of the Institute of Culture, Society and State (UNTDF) since 2015. His published contributions deal with the territory as a social construction and territorial history.

María Teresa Luiz has a Doctorate Degree in History and has been a professor and researcher in the Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur.since 2012. Her published contributions focus on the southern territories issue, as an area of convergence of several states' interests and inter-ethnic contact during the colonial period and the 19th century.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Southernmost End of South America Through Cartography
Book Subtitle
Tierra del Fuego, the South Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica from the 16th to 19th Century
Authors
Series Title
The Latin American Studies Book Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65879-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65879-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-65878-6
Series ISSN
2366-3421
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 180
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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