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Mapping the Philippines: Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay
"Maps, like history, include and exclude depending on the person who made them, and the person reading them. E. Aguilar Cruz introduced me to the Velarde map, guiding me through its cartouche, in French, that stated it was a hydrographic and chorographic map depicting both bodies of water in relation to land arranged by regions.
It was dedicated by governor-general Fernando Valdes Tamon, drawn by Velarde, and printed by Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay in 1734. Cruz’s map was a reduced version made in 1750 in Nuremberg by George Maurice Lowitz and republished in 1760."