Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla

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Patagonia map by Juan de la Cruz, 1775

Juan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedilla was a Spanish cartographer. For many years, Cano was the cartographer of the king Carlos III of Spain.

He made maps of Spain and of the Spanish possessions in Latin America.[1] He is especially known for a 1775 map of South America.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ WorldCat author listing
  2. ^ Ristow, Walter W, and Cano O. J. Cruz. The Juan De La Cruz Map of South America, 1775. Evanston, Ill, 1962 in "Festschrift: Clarence F. Jones," ed. by Merle C. Prunty, Jr. Northwestern University Studies in Geography, no. 6, 1962. OCLC 39063331
  3. ^ Smith, Thomas R. The Juan De La Cruz Cano Map of South America, 1771-1775; the Internal Evidence of Its States and Publications. S.l, n.d.. OCLC 84373402
  4. ^ Vázquez, de A. I. Don Juan De La Cruz, Su Mapa De América Meridional (1775) Y Las Fronteras Del Reino De Chile. Santiago: Instituto de Investigaciones del Patrimonio Territorial de Chile, Universidad de Santiago, 1984 OCLC 15695566
  5. ^ Bornholt, Jens P, William H. Hempstead, Philippe Vandermaelen, and Cano O. J. Cruz. Cuatro Siglos De Expresiones Geográficas Del Istmo Centroamericano, 1500-1900 / Four Centuries of Geographic Expressions of the Central American Isthmus. Guatemala: Universidad Francisco Morroquín, 2007. OCLC 190861309; ISBN 9789992279953