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map by Urrutia 1767
Urrutia Map — Los Adaes in 1767

Pieces of the Past

photo of a pommel photo of a wick trimmer photo of a religious medallion
photo of lead cloth seals photo of manos and pestles photo of a small bowl
photo of pottery photo of beads photo of a plate

In 1767 the Marqués de Rubí visited Los Adaes as part of an official inspection of all of the presidios of the Spanish province of Texas. Cartographer Joseph de Urrutia accompanied Rubí and drew this extraordinary map accurately depicting Los Adaes. This map serves as a fine guide for the archeological investigations at Los Adaes.