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Los primeros intentos de delimitación moderna de la frontera pirenaica: la Comisión franco-española Caro-Ornano y su legado cartográfico (1784-1793)

Abstract : This article examines the first attempts to establish a modern delimitation of the Pyrenean border between Spain and France during the 18th century. Particular attention is paid to the cartographic work of the Caro-Ornano Boundary Commission (1784-1792), whose military engineers were in structed to plot a detailed map of the entire Spanish-French border. Although unfinished, the map was designed using modern trigonometric methods and thus represents an outstanding contribution to the history of cartography, both for its scientific quality and detail and for the international collaboration that it entailed.Key words: Franco-Spanish border, Boundaries, CaroOrnano Commission, cartography, geographical and military knowledge.
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Jacobo García Álvarez, Jean-Yves Puyo. Los primeros intentos de delimitación moderna de la frontera pirenaica: la Comisión franco-española Caro-Ornano y su legado cartográfico (1784-1793). Revista de Historio, universidad Carlos III Madrid Espagne, 2019, 30, pp.15-44. ⟨10.20318/revhisto.2019.4742⟩. ⟨hal-03266172⟩

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